10 Delicious Vegetable Soup Recipes

It is often said that soups nourish the soul. On a cold winter day, there is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup. Here are 10 soup recipes packed with vegetables, that are easy to prepare and that will keep you warm during winter, in addition to being delicious, healthy and full of nutrients.

1. Basic Vegetable Soup

Ingredients for 7 servings:

  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 and 1/4 cups chopped celery
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 14 and 1/2 ounces vegetable broth
  • 14 and 1/2 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chopped green beans
  • 1 and 1/4 cups corn
  • 1 cup peas

Instructions:

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1. In a pot, add oil and heat over medium.

2. Add onions, carrots and celery and sauté for 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.

3. Add broth, tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.

4. Add beans. Cover and simmer, over medium-low, for around 20 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

5. Add corn and peas and cook for 5 minutes.

Source: cookingclassy

2. Asian Vegetable Soup

Ingredients for 12 servings:

  • 2 cups chopped bok choy
  • 2 cups chopped Chinese cabbage
  • 3 medium minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cups sliced ginger root
  • 4 small chopped oyster mushrooms
  • 2 cups chopped scallions
  • 1 cups sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cups sliced sweet red peppers
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups stringed snow peas
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions:

1. In a pot, add bok choy, Chinese cabbage, garlic, ginger root, mushrooms, scallions, water chestnuts, red pepper, red pepper flakes and broth and stir. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.

2. Uncover partly and simmer, over low heat, for around 6 to 7 minutes.

3. Add snow peas and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Add soy sauce and cilantro and stir.

Source: weightwatchers

3. Spiced Vegetable Turmeric Soup

Ingredients for 2 to 3 servings:

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 large sliced carrot
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • peas
  • 2 sliced green chiles
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 thumb-sized minced ginger piece
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 2 curry leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • cilantro

Instructions:

1. In a pot, add oil and heat.

2. Add carrots and sauté for around 3 minutes or until they are soft.

3. Add chiles, onions, garlic and ginger and cook for 3 minutes.

4. Add spices and stir for around 2 minutes or until they release their scent.

5. Add peas and broth, mix, cover and simmer until vegetables are soft.

6. Season with salt and pepper.

7. Garnish with cilantro.

Source: spiciefoodie

4. Vegetable Soup with Lime and Avocado

Ingredients for 4 to 6 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium diced red onion
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 sliced carrots
  • 8 ounces chopped green beans
  • 1 medium cubed russet potato
  • 1 cup diced canned tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup cooked hominy
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • cilantro
  • 6 lime wedges

Instructions:

1. In a pot, add oil and heat. Add onion, garlic, oregano and salt and cook over medium-low heat or until the onion is soft.

2. Add carrots, beans, potato, tomatoes, tomato paste, broth and bring to simmer. Let cook for 30 minutes.

3. Add hominy and peppers. Let cook for 10 minutes.

4. Season with salt.

5. Garnish with avocado and cilantro and with lime on the side.

Source: gooddinnermom

5. Pea and Spinach Soup

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 sliced spring onions
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 250 grams diced potato
  • 600 milliliters vegetable stock
  • 200 grams chopped spinach
  • small bunch mint
  • 200 grams peas
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraîche

Instructions:

1. In a pan, add oil and heat.

2. Add spring onion and garlic and fry for 1 minute.

3. Add potato and stock and simmer until potato is tender.

4. Add spinach, mint and 3/4 of peas and simmer for 5 minutes.

5. Add crème fraîche and blend.

6. Serve with extra crème fraîche and remaining peas.

Source: olivemagazine

6. Broccoli, Spinach and Coconut Milk Soup

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon or lime juice squeeze
  • steamed broccoli
  • chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt thinned with milk

Instructions:

1. In high-speed blender, add first 11 ingredients and blend until smooth and steaming hot.

2. In a bowl, pour mixture and garnish with broccoli, chia and yogurt.

Source: theviewfromgreatisland

7. Alkaline Green Soup

Ingredients for 3 servings:

  • 1/2 cup cooked green lentils
  • 1 diced parsnip
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 cubed green bell pepper
  • 4 asparagus spears
  • 1 small sliced zucchini
  • 1 small diced fennel bulb
  • 2 diced celery stalks
  • 1 small bunch chopped greens
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cups vegetable both
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Instructions:

1. In a pan, add water, onions and garlic and fry, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.

2. Add celery, fennel, zucchini, bell pepper, parsnip and broth. Bring to boil. Simmer over low heat for 7 minutes.

3. Add lentils, asparagus, greens and lime juice.

4. Garnish with chia.

Source: theawesomegreen

8. Radish Soup

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium cubed potato
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped radish greens

Instructions:

1. In a pan, add oil and heat over medium-high. Add 1 and 3/4 cups radishes and onion and cook, stirring frequently, for around 5 minutes or until onion starts to brown and radishes are translucent.

2. Add potato, milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

3. Bring to a simmer over low-medium heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for around 5 minutes or until potato is tender.

4. In a blender, pour mixture in batches and blend until smooth.

5. In a bowl, pour soup, garnish with sour cream, remaining radishes and radish greens.

Source: eatingwell

9. Potato Soup

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1 large cubed potato
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped celery
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped onion
  • 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup milk or cream
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions:

1. In a pan, add potato, celery, onion and water without covering vegetables.

2. Over low heat, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3. Crush potatoes into chunks.

4. Add milk or cream to thin. Season with salt and pepper.

Source: geniuskitchen

10. Sweet Corn and Vegetable Soup

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups boiled sweet corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup boiled and crushed sweet corn kernels
  • 1 cup chopped and boiled mixed vegetables
  • 4 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons chopped ginger
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chilies in vinegar

Instructions:

1. In a bowl, add cornflour and 1/4 cup water and mix until cornflour is dissolved. Set aside.

2. In a pan, add butter and heat. Add ginger and garlic and sauté over medium heat for a few seconds.

3. Add corn, crushed corn and mixed vegetables, mix and cook, stirring continuously, over medium for 1 minute.

4. Add 4 cups of water, cornflour-water mixture, salt and pepper, mix and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes.

5. Serve with chilies.

Source: tarladalal

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Akasha Rojee

Powerlifter who is extremely passionate about nutrition, Akasha believes nutrition is one of the keys to great athletic performance, and a healthy and happy self. When she is not lifting heavy weights or learning about health, she codes, cosplays and headbangs to Metal music.