Weeknight Cooking

13 Virtuous Vegetable Soups

January 14, 2015

It's January, and we're thinking you have vegetables on the mind. And while we love a good kale salad or virtuous slaw or pile of roasted vegetables, sometimes we need our vegetables in bowl-form, piping hot, and eaten, curled up, with a spoon. Here are 13 soups we loved last year and are perfect for the season ahead -- ones to make a big batch of, to eat three bowls of, to store in the freezer, and to bring to work.

Anna Thomas' Green Soup by Genius Recipes

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A Lighter Spinach and Parmesan Egg Drop Soup by inpatskitchen


Red Lentil Soup with Beet Greens by Farmonplate




Broccoli, Lemon, and Parmesan Soup by Merrill Stubbs


Smoky Minestrone with Tortellini and Parsley or Basil Pesto by WinnieAb

Minestrone from Food52


Paul Bertolli's Cauliflower Soup by Genius Recipes

Cauliflower soup from Food52


Roasted Carrot Soup by Reeve

Roasted Carrot soup from Food52


Thyme-Scented Fennel and Leek Soup by AntoniaJames

Fennel soup from Food52


Roasted Celery Soup by inpatskitchen

Roasted celery soup from Food52


Dr. Zhivago Borscht by Naked Beet 

Borscht from Food52


Caul-do Verde (Portuguese Caldo Verde with Cauliflower) by Bogre

Cauldo verde from Food52


Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Red Lentil Soup with Moroccan Flavors by Burnt Offerings

Carrot soup from Food52


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Vicky D. January 9, 2014
thanks, so much, great list of soups. I will work my way through them all!
Francesca January 5, 2014
I love soup in every season. What a great list!