5 plant-based soup recipes to warm your body and soul


With cooler breezes trickling in and warmer jackets reemerging, the urge for brothier meals — to be sipped and savored, with a toasty hunk of bread — returns. Here is five plant-based soup recipes to warm you in a chilly day.

Creamy Black-Eyed Pea Soup With Olive Pesto. Beans have a creamy texture on their own and, when blended up, can give soup body. Black-eyed peas lend their signature smokiness, which pairs beautifully with a savory, briny olive pesto.

Spinach Soup With Dill and Basil. It ain’t easy being green — except when it totally is! Cook potatoes and onions until tender, then blitz them with handfuls of dill and basil into this emerald green soup.

Red Lentil Salsa Soup. Let’s get a little spicy, shall we? With a jar of store-bought salsa and a just over a cup of lentils, this bright red soup comes together quickly and is topped with creamy avocado.

Warm Potato and Almond Soup. Potatoes and almonds create a gorgeous, silky base for this soup that takes notes from almond gazpacho, a cousin of the classic red one you’re thinking of.

Spicy Red Pepper and Chickpea Soup. How about chickpeas two ways? One: blended up with red bell peppers, tomato and spices for the base. Two: crisped up as a topping.