The days are getting shorter, the air is getting chilly; we think it’s safe to say that soup season is officially here. When it’s cold and dark outside, there’s nothing quite like cozying up under a blanket with a bowl of hot soup, and while we’ll always love classics like chicken noodles, there are also plenty of plant-based options that we find just as satisfying. Read on for some of our favorites.
Vegetable Barley Soup
This take on vegetable soup by Plant Based on a Budget is perfect when you’re looking to warm up on cold winter evenings or whenever you’re in the mood for something wholesome. Carrots and broccoli add fiber and nutrition, while barley adds heartiness and makes it feel more like a meal.
Four Heads of Garlic Soup
We know—four heads sounds like a lot, but don’t let the name scare you. The garlic is roasted, which gives it a milder, almost caramelly flavor that blends seamlessly into this creamy soup recipe by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken. She recommends adding some kale for texture, but it’s also great on its own with some toasted bread on the side.
Smoky Vegan Ramen
If you like Japanese food, you’ll love this vegan ramen noodle soup recipe by Full of Plants. With a homemade vegetable broth, ginger garlic mushrooms, and some smoked chili oil for a kick, it’s full of bold, yet balanced flavors that are sure to hit the spot all winter long.