Our favourite vegetarian soup recipes

These vegetarian soup recipes will show you that making your own soup can be quick and easy.

We often have soup as a light meal by itself as well as a starter for a full meal.

All the recipes here are regulars in my own kitchen using whatever ingredients are readily available in season. The better the ingredients, the better the taste of course. Creamy Mushroom Soup is a good example of a soup that came about because the principal ingredient was plentiful.

Another recipe that came about because of an abundance of ingredients, in this case home grown, is this Tomato Soup recipe.

I'm sure that all these recipes taste best when they are freshly made but you can make them ahead of time and freeze them for use later.;

Our Gazpacho recipe is served cold and is a great summertime soup that can be made ahead of time and kept chilled or frozen

Smooth Leek and Potato Soup is another great favourite, especially as a light meal, warming and filling.

A good autumn recipe, easy to make and delicious to eat this Squash and Garlic Soup is thick and creamy and less than 230 kcals per serving. What more can you ask for in a recipe.

A great winter soup that also makes a good meal, Filling Bean Soup is a regular on our table. Its so rich that it could be called a casserole instead of a soup but it has the right qualifications to appear amongst on our site. It tastes good.

Another warming winter soup, Spicy Vegetarian Lentil Soup came about when we were new to vegetarian cooking. We picked up a large bag of lentils and then wondered what to do with them. This recipe is one of the ideas we came up with.

Sometimes we need something that can be prepared much quicker than the last couple of recipes. If I put my mind to it I can prepare this Minestrone recipe in ten minutes. The realy amazing thing is just how good it tastes and it's healthy eating as well! This has to be the quickest of our vegetarian soup recipes.

A weekend break in Dublin introduced us to a simple soup,

Cream of Carrot Soup, that proved to be easy and quick to make. Yet another example taking tasty ingredients and being kind to them! Parsnips may look like pale carrots but they have a much sweeter flavour. It took quite a lot a attempts before I came up with this Parsnip and Apple Soup.

Another soup that is full of flavour and can be served up either hot or cold is Avocado Bisque, very easy to make with a minimum of cooking. Our kind of recipe really.

Red Pepper Soup

A soup with a real kick, our Red Pepper Soup has great flavour and colour and is also very low in calories. Roasting the ingredients seems to enhance the flavours and makes this a quick soup to produce.

The Red Pepper Soup gets its colour from the ingredients but our next soup gets its colour from the way it is cooked. Try our Low calorie Onion Soup recipe relies on the onions being well browned for colour as well as enhancing the flavour. This simple one of our vegetarian soup recipes is a regular on our table.

Yet another soup with a strong colour is Beetroot Soup, and it has a taste to match, of course. A variation that is just as tasty and colourful is our Beetroot and Orange Soup, one of our easiest recipes.

A quite different soup with a delicate flavour and only 240 kcal per serving our low calorie Cauliflower Soup recipe is easy to make and even easier to eat. It earns its place amongst our vegetarian soup recipes on all counts.

A soup with a delicate flavour, very light and also low fat, is made with fennel bulbs. These are sometimes sold as sweet anise and they do have a slight aniseed flavour. They can be eaten raw in a salad but they make an absolutely delicious soup. Click here to see our Fennel Soup Recipe.

We are very lucky to live near the area that produces England's finest asparagus. This seasonal delicacy has a wonderful flavour that is brought out beautifully in our Asparagus Soup, a delicious addition to our vegetarian soup recipes.

Most of our soup recipes start with fresh ingredients and I actually enjoy peeling, slicing and chopping fruit and vegetables. I have a couple of favourite knives that I use for just about everything but I am always on the lookout for a knife that feels just right.

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More Soup Ideas

Low Calorie Soups

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Tomato Soup

Gazpacho

Smooth Leek and Potato Soup

Squash and Garlic Soup

Minestrone

Cream of Carrot Soup

Red Pepper Soup

Low calorie Onion Soup

Beetroot Soup

Beetroot and Orange Soup

Cauliflower Soup

Fennel Soup

Asparagus Soup

Filling Soups

Avocado Bisque

Spicy Vegetarian Lentil Soup

Parsnip and Apple Soup

Filling Bean Soup