9 Hearty Soups That Are Perfect For Vegetarians


When it comes to hearty protein-packed soups that’ll fill you up and warm your body on a cool fall day, meat doesn’t have to be anywhere in sight. Vegetarian soups can be just as packed with protein and you can feel healthy knowing you’re downing a pot of veggies. Maybe reward yourself with all the wine since you’re going hard on the produce. Whether you’re going for a meatless Monday, you have dietary restrictions or you’re just living your life, here are 9 protein-packed soups that vegetarians can enjoy.

1. Lima Bean Soup With Lemon And Mint

Creamy lima bean soup hits the spot. You can add a little pop of color and citrus with some fresh chopped mint and lemon juice.

2. Fasolada Soup

This traditional Greek soup is made with dry white beans, olive oil and vegetables. Beans are simmered with tomatoes and other vegetables like carrots, onion, parsley, celery and bay leaf. You could use lima¬†beans as a substitute. Here’s a recipe for Fasolada by chef Jamie Oliver.

3. Lentil Soup With Chives And Rainbow Chard

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No matter what kind of additions you make to lentil soup, it’ll always be creamy and hearty. Contrast the lentils with herbs like chives and add a pop of color with rainbow chard.

4. West African Peanut Soup

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If you don’t have aa peanut allergy, African peanut soup is awesome. Here’s a recipe that’s easy and prime for peanut butter lovers.

5. Pasta E Fagioli Soup

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This traditional Italian dish is made with beans, pasta and veggies. There are thousands of variations, but here’s a recipe that’ll only take you a half hour.

6. Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Fall is perfect for pumpkin soup. Sprinkle a few red pepper flakes or some chili oil to add a little kick.

7. Spicy Kimchi Tofu Soup

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If you like Korean food, try this recipe¬†for a kimchi tofu soup that’ll kick your fall cold to the curb.

8. Moroccan Carrot Soup

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There’s something about a big bowl of Moroccan-spiced carrot soup that sounds cozy AF. Here’s a recipe that uses chicken broth, but you can substitute vegetable broth and it’ll be just as good. Add some chickpeas for extra protein.

9. Spicy Chickpea Soup

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You can’t go wrong with a spicy chickpea soup. The longer you simmer the better.