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Meatless Monday: 10 Vegetarian Soups


Feeling chilled? Warm up with one of these hearty vegetarian soups.

Feeling chilled? Whether you’re a sniffling mess or just a little shivery, a big bowl of soup can warm you up. Freeze leftovers at the beginning of the week, and you’ll be all set with several days’ worth of dinners.

Rather than sticking with classic chicken noodle, expand your soup horizons. The following soups are hearty, healthy—and perfect for Meatless Monday.

1. Tri-coloured Quinoa Chowder

Looking for something speedy? This recipe takes a mere 15 minutes to whip up, and the results are delish. Miso paste is salty and savoury, ensuring that there’s no need to use store-bought vegetable broth.

2. Creamy Thai “Jewel Yam” Soup

Hello, beautiful! Jewel yams (sometimes called sweet potatoes) lend this soup a vibrant orange hue, and coconut milk adds just the right touch of creaminess.  

3. Cowboy Black Bean Soup

Flavoured with coffee (yes, coffee!), this filling soup is sure to cure the winter blues. Pair with a kale salad for the ultimate healthy dinner.

4. Mushroom and Barley Soup

Time to dig out that pressure cooker! Although whole grain barley can take up to an hour to cook, pressure cooking gets the job done in less than 10 minutes.

5. White Bean Kale Soup

Love green tea? Then you’ll be all over this super-healthy soup, which uses green tea instead of the typical vegetable broth.

6. Super Girl Squash Soup

For those kids (and some adults) who don’t love to eat veggies, puréeing them into soup is a winning option. Top this kid-friendly soup with roasted squash or pumpkin seeds for added crunch.

7. Tomato and Swiss Chard Soup

This slow cooker soup will make your house smell heavenly while it simmers. Cooked tomatoes are an especially rich source of disease-fighting lycopene—just another reason to love tomato soup!

8. Winter Soup with Beans and Leafy Greens

Inspired by a Persian noodle soup, this recipe is loaded with herbs such as mint and parsley. Garnish with a dollop of plain yogurt and serve with crispy flatbread for a traditional presentation.

9. Curried Cabbage Soup

Wake up your taste buds with this spicy soup. Cabbage is combined with yam, chickpeas, coconut milk, and spices for a meal that’s hot, hot, hot.

10. Winter Greens Soup with Parmesan Garlic Croutons

Feel a cold coming on? Chase it away with this soothing soup full of potatoes, kale, and carrots. The crispy croutons elevate it to full-on comfort food.



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