10 Amazing Vegetarian Soups to Kick Off the New Year

zabbelee-0189 It’s not a secret that I’m spending less time in the kitchen since I left London. It seems that the more I stay away from the kitchen the more I get to appreciate food. In fact, as a result of a rather strict self-judgment, I am never too enthusiastic about what I cook while I am more objective when it comes to tasting meals prepared by others.

I’m in Italy now, in my mother’s house, and I know it won’t be easy to make way to the stove (my relatives like keeping their meal traditional, hence I am not welcomed in the kitchen). All I have to do is getting served. Not bad, isn’t it? Food tastes really great! Having someone to prepare my food is not just a luxury, though. It is also becoming an easy way to lose control over how much I eat (“eat this, eat that, food can’t be wasted, ect”).

If you can picture the abundance of a typical Italian Christmas menu you can also understand why I am not feeling like cooking these days. As much as I love Italian cuisine, I’d feed myself with healthy asian soups and skip both Panettone and pasta. Here is why I am sharing with you this collection of vegetarian soups: they are light, packed with veggies, nutrients and heartwarming. Above all, they are the best way to keep myself warm and take a break from heavier festive dishes.

30-minute vegetarian pho – Oh My Veggies

pho-soup-with-sauteed-shiitake-mushrooms-1 Vegetarian Curry – Pickled Plum

red-curry-soup-600 Lemongrass Coconut Soup {Vegan} – Earthy Feast

CoconutSoup02 Kabocha Squash, Fennel + Ginger Soup W/ Spciy Coconut Cream (V + GF) – Dolly and Oatmeal

kabocha+squash,+fennel+++ginger+soup+w-+spicy+coconut+cream+-+dolly+and+oatmeal Miso and Soba Noodle Soup with Roasted Sriracha Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms – The Bonjon Gourmet

miso soup- lede-1 Cauliflower Potato and Leek Soup – Making Thyme For Health

Cauliflower-Potato-and-Leek-Soup-_thumb8_thumb The Best Coconut Soup, Ever – My New Roots

coconutsoup1 Hearty Alphabet Soup – Tiffany Bee

0014 Easy Tomato Soup in a Blender – FoodRecipesHQ

tomato-soup-blender-not-acidic-0041 Red Lentil (Vadouvan) Curry Coconut Stew – Wild Greens and Sardines

red lentil Can you see how much my tastes are influenced by my just concluded Asian trip? I am probably going to spend the next few days trying to show my family that it is possible to enjoy a soup made with not-so-typical ingredients (at least for Italians) such as lemongrass and coconut milk. What about you? Did you also try to add new recipes to your traditional family menu?

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  • Nicole - Champagne and Chips December 27, 2014 at 6:16 am

    So many good ideas here. Definitely bookmarking

  • GiGi Eats December 28, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Easy tomato soup with some chicken… Wait no, you’re not supposed to eat anything with wings on new years eve or day… SO white fish it is! 😉

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen December 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Great collection and roundup of soups Daniela! This is a great post, because I don’t eat vegetarian nearly often enough, so having one post where I can pick and choose many is great! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health December 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    You’re alive!! 😉

    I’m glad to hear you are enjoying eating and letting someone else do the cooking for a change. I hope you had a lovely holiday with your family! I can imagine all of those authentic Italian dishes were incredible. And I love this roundup of soups too. They all look amazing! Thank you for including me!

    Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year! xx

  • Cailee December 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Great round up of soups!! 🙂 I love love LOVE soups!! I need to make some… thanks for this list!! Pinning it!! 🙂

  • Howie Fox December 29, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Wow, the photo of the lentil soup looks supreme! But thinking about it, the photo doesn’t make sense. Why would you put an empty bowl under a full bowl? Maybe one person didn’t like the soup at all and left it untouched :/

  • Tiff | TiffanyBee.com December 29, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks so much for including my recipe, Dani!! I completely appreciate it. I hope you’re having a wonderful time at home enjoying the food. Like you, I’m having a difficult time saying no to all the food too. So, I’ve also gained a few pounds just being home. No bueno! Need to get back to a healthy start.

    Love these recipes! Although the first recipe is improperly represented (in my opinion) because the recipe is not pho, but a vegetarian noodle soup. Pho requires specific aromatics such as cinnamon sticks, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, star anise, ginger, & charred onion. Add those to the soup (the spices should be in a tea satchel) & you’ve got a good vegetarian pho!

    The Kabocha squash soup recipe looks phenomenal though. I need to bookmark that one. Thanks so much for sharing & happy holidays!!

    • Daniela @FoodRecipesHQ January 1, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      You’re right about Pho! It’s rich flavors come from adding other spices such as cinnamon, star anise, clove and cardamom to the broth. I look forward to making my first homemade Pho here in Italy.

  • Bec December 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Yep, amazing. Making all of the soups because I am damn sick of eating after Christmas! Bec x

  • Kelley @ Chef Savvy December 31, 2014 at 2:28 am

    What a great round up of soups! I love the photo of your tomato soup it looks beautiful!

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness December 31, 2014 at 5:38 am

    YUM, I’m all about soup in the fall and winter months. Give me a warm bowl of nourishing soup with crusty bread to dip and I’m a happy camper!

    Happy New Year to you!

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen December 31, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I know I already commented on this Daniela, but I wanted to stop by today to wish you a Happy New Year! Here’s looking forward to wonderful things for you in 2015!

  • Jess @ whatjessicabakednext January 1, 2015 at 11:15 am

    They all look so good! Definitely thinking of eating more veggie meals now it’s the new year! Great recipe roundup! 😀

  • Kumar's Kitchen January 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    We must try all of these gorgeous,vegetarian soups before this year’s spring arrives….such beautiful food clicks and warm dishes….your soup is now one of the favorite ways to enjoy ripe tomatoes from the market,thanks….A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 🙂

  • Daniela January 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    That’s what I call a real inspiration after all the indulging holiday food.
    All the soups look fantastic, healthy and light, hard to pick one because I’m preparing one of them tomorrow.
    Happy 2015 to you Daniela, auguri!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com January 8, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Every soup looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂