Celebrate soup month with these hearty and comforting soups.
Jan 11, 2023
It’s cold out there! That is why Americans chose January to be national soup month. Soups offer comfort and nourishment, and the more vegetables you add, the healthier they become!
Many soups are so hearty, they are a meal unto themselves. Here are seven super healthy and hearty soup recipes to help make this January the most comforting ever!
Quinoa Soup with Kale and Potatoes
This easy soup recipe by Vegan Heaven is very nourishing. The addition of quinoa and potatoes makes it filling so it could even be served as a main course. This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
Italian Garbanzo Bean Soup
This soup recipe from Staying Close to Home is also easy to make and is ideal for a wintry evening. It is basically veggies, chickpeas, and Italian seasonings with your favorite pasta added to the pot.
Vegan French Onion Soup
This one-pot plant-based soup from Minimalist Baker does not skimp on flavor. Mushrooms and miso make it nice and savory. Add some homemade croutons and you have a delicious, comforting vegan soup.
Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk
There is nothing like a curry to warm you up on a cold night! This soup recipe from Vegetarian Times is velvety smooth and ideal served with brown rice on the side. It calls for carrots but you can add as many vegetables as you like.
Quick and Easy Noodle Soup
There is something about noodle soup that goes with winter! This recipe from Forks Over Knives actually tastes and looks like chicken noodle soup but is vegan! Dried herbs give it that poultry taste while a pinch of turmeric offers a golden ‘chicken soup hue.’
Simple Pumpkin Soup
Winter begs for a soup made with pumpkin! This satisfying recipe from Minimalist Baker first roasts the pumpkins. The addition of coconut milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon makes it creamy and sweet in a subtle way. For added nutrition and color, the recipe calls for a kale sesame topping.
Moroccan Harira Soup
This hearty soup from The Mediterranean Dish is made with vegetables, lentils, chickpeas, plus sweet and spicy warming spices. Rice or vermicelli makes it even heartier. Top it with lemon wedges and serve Middle Eastern style with a warm pita.
NICOLE NATHAN BEM,
Nicole is an editor, blogger and author who has recently left her urban life in order to be more connected with nature. In her spare time, she’s outdoors hiking in the forest, mountain biking or tending to her new permaculture garden.