Easy, Meat-Free Soup Recipes

Last Updated September 28, 2017
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Herb and Lettuce Soup + more meatless soup recipes
Herb & Lettuce Soup from The Monet Cookbook: Recipes from Giverny by Florence Gentner, Francis Hammond (Photographer)

A big pot of soup is so easy to make, and there are always leftovers for lunch the next day. When you're in the mood for a meat-free soup, or even a lighter soup, try one of these.

Purée of Pumpkin or Turnip Soup

FROM JEFF & BETH DECK OF NOT ENOUGH ACRES FARM Fall white Cape turnips may be substituted for a creamy turnip soup. For a unique presentation, hollow out a whole pumpkin, warm it in the oven...

Lettuce Soup with Créme

Lettuce Soup illustration by India Seychew
Like the rest of the vegetables in this feature, lettuce has been underserved by our collective lack of imagination. In this recipe, I prefer to use a combination of romaine and Boston lettuce with a...

Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe by Greg Mudge, owner Mudgie’s Deli and Wine Shop, Detroit


butternut squash
Butternut squash is flavored with Moroccan spices to create this gluten-free soup. Pomegranate arils create a colorful contrast to the bright orange soup.

Masoor Dahl Soup

masoor dahl soup
Recipe by Chef Griffin Wilson of GreenSpace Café in Ferndale

Curried Yellow Split Pea, Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Yellow Split Pea, Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup
There’s nothing more warming on a crisp fall day than a hearty soup. This potage has great depth of flavour and does not require puréeing – the red lentils dissolve with cooking and negate the...

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Easy to assemble, this vegan soup makes a great first course during cauliflower season.

Herb and Lettuce Soup

Herb and Lettuce Soup
We can imagine these ingredients coming straight from Monet's garden.

Fennel Soup

Pot and bowl of fennel soup
From the carrot family, fennel has a similar flavor to sweet anise and is a delicious addition to soups or salads.

Red Lentil Carrot Soup

Red Lentil and Carrot Soup
Take advantage of carrot season and make this creamy vegan soup for an easy mid-week dinner.

Cheese Rind, Bean, and Kale Soup

Traditionally in Italy, spent parmesan cheese rinds get dropped into any long-simmer pot of soup to deepen its flavor. The trick works with any hard rind, actually. In this recipe, they get simmered...

Wild Mushroom Soup

wild mushroom soup
Wild mushroom soup is creamy, flavorful and the perfect meal for a cool, fall day.
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