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Vegan Pumpkin Soup Recipe

vegetarian pumpkin soup
It’s October, and that means my pumpkin obsession is at it’s height. I love pumpkin so much that I think it deserves a party. No, really! Today, food bloggers across the web are throwing a virtual pumpkin party by sharing their favorite pumpkin recipes. I’m bringing this easy vegan pumpkin soup to the party, and can’t wait to check out everyone’s recipes. Thanks to Sara and Aimee for organizing the event. Check out the full list of virtual pumpkin party recipes on their blogs.

vegetarian pumpkin soup

Many pumpkin soup recipes taste very, very sweet. I’ve taken a more savory approach with this vegan pumpkin soup. In this recipe, the natural sweetness of fresh pumpkin is accented with red apple, onion and ras el hanout Moroccan seasoning. Ras el hanout is a seasoning blend made with spices like cinnamon, cumin, coriander, ginger, paprika and turmeric. (You can purchase it or make your own ras el hanout.) The soup is finished with coconut milk to add richness and contribute to the velvety texture.

Vegan Fresh Pumpkin Soup Recipe
1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
1 cup chopped white or yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, halved
1 medium red apple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
2 1/2 cups fresh pumpkin puree
4 cups water
3 teaspoons ras el hanout Moroccan seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
Dash cayenne pepper
1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk

In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and apple; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add pumpkin puree, water, ras el hanout, salt and cayenne pepper. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes until apple chunks are very tender and soup has reduced. Cool, uncovered, at least 30 minutes until cool enough to blend.

Use blender to puree in small batches until smooth. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Return blended soup to pot; stir in coconut milk. Heat over medium heat until hot, stirring frequently. Season to taste with additional salt, if needed.

Makes about 7 cups soup

Tips:
-This simple pumpkin soup starts with fresh roasted pumpkin. Be sure to use a sugar or pie pumpkin. (Carving pumpkins are meant for, you know, carving…not soup!) Thankfully, it’s easy to make fresh pumpkin puree.
-Fresh butternut squash puree can be substituted for the pumpkin.

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Mushroom and Kale Vegetable Soup Recipe (vegan)

Vegetarian Mushroom Kale Soup
I make soup no matter the season, but during the winter I make a pot each week, using whatever produce I have on hand. This fresh vegetable soup has a little bit of everything: sautéed leeks, earthy mushrooms, sweet delicata squash and tender kale. Spiced with smoked paprika, coriander and cumin, it’s warming and hearty.
Vegan Mushroom Kale Soup

Mushroom and Kale Vegetable Soup Recipe (vegan)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 leeks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (white and light green part only)
1 package (8 ounces) crimini mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup dry vermouth or white wine
1 cup coarsely chopped carrots
1 delicata squash, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces
4 cups water
3 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 cups chopped fresh Tuscan kale leaves
1 cup chopped fresh tomato
1 tablespoon tamari (soy sauce)

In a large (4-quart) pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add leeks; cook 3 minutes to soften, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and salt; cook and stir 5 to 8 minutes until mushrooms cook down and release their juices. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute until fragrant. Add vermouth; cook 1 to 2 minutes until liquid has evaporated, stirring to scrape up browned bits from bottom of pan.

Add carrots, squash, water, smoked paprika, coriander and cumin. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add kale and tomatoes; simmer about 5 minutes more or until kale is tender. Stir in tamari. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed.

Makes about 7 cups soup

More vegetable soup recipes:
Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup
Vegan Winter Vegetable Soup
Hearty Fresh Vegetable Soup from Eating Clean Recipes
Chickpea Soup from Last Ingredient
Mushroom Kale Soup

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Indian Spiced Vegetable Soup Recipe (vegan)

Indian Vegan Vegetable SoupSoup season is here, bring on the veggie soup! Making a big pot of soup over the weekend is a great way to use up produce odds and ends. Plus, it sets you up for a week of easy dinners and healthy lunches.

Warming, fragrant spices are key to this flavorful Indian-inspired recipe. Garam masala, turmeric and cumin combine deliciously with butternut squash, cauliflower and fire roasted tomatoes to make a hearty vegetable soup.

Indian Spiced Vegetable Soup Recipe (vegan, vegetarian)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 cups water
3 cups butternut squash chunks (1-inch peeled pieces)
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced fire roasted tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
Dash cayenne pepper
3 cups small cauliflower florets
1 tablespoon tamari (soy sauce)
Fresh cilantro leaves

In a large (4-quart) pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and red bell pepper; cook 5 minutes to soften, stirring occasionally. Add jalapeno and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute until fragrant.

Add water, butternut squash, tomatoes, salt, garam masala, cumin, turmeric and cayenne. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add cauliflower; simmer, covered, about 10 minutes more or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in tamari. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. Serve with fresh cilantro.

Makes about 9 cups soupIndian Spiced Vegetable SoupMore vegan vegetable soup recipes:
Vegan Pumpkin Soup
Easy Vegan Lentil Soup
Vegan Winter Vegetable Soup
Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup
Brothy Mushroom Soup with Greens from Eating Clean Recipes
Hearty Fresh Vegetable Soup from Eating Clean Recipes

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Easy Vegan and Vegetarian Soup Recipes

No matter the season, it’s always a good time for soup. Making homemade soup has benefits like clearing out the fridge (I’m looking at you, produce drawer!). Plus the big batch nature of soup recipes means healthy leftovers for a totable lunch or easy dinner.

I’ve developed many vegan and vegetarian soup recipes over the years, so I’m posting a collection with some of my favorites. The soup recipes are from this site–Kingfield Kitchen–plus recipes from my original food blog–Eating Clean Recipes. I hope you enjoy them.Vegetarian Lentil SoupEasy Vegan Lentil Soup– French green lentils with sweet potatoes, fire-roasted tomatoes and smoked paprika

Winter Vegetable SoupVegan Winter Vegetable Soup– hearty root vegetable and mushroom soup seasoned with garam masala, cumin and turmeric

Vegan Pumpkin SoupVegan Fresh Pumpkin Soup– velvety pumpkin soup with the flavors of apple, ras el Hanout Moroccan seasoning and coconut milk

Vegetarian Mushroom SoupVegetarian Mushroom Soup with Greens– brothy mushroom soup with sweet potatoes and greens (from Eating Clean Recipes)

Vegan Roasted Carrot Soup Vegetarian Roasted Carrot Soup-sweet and flavorful roasted carrot soup with coconut milk (from Eating Clean Recipes)

Healthy Vegetable SoupHearty Fresh Vegetable Soup– homemade vegetable stock and tons of fresh veggies make this the ultimate vegetable soup (from Eating Clean Recipes)

Vegetarian Yellow Split Pea SoupVegetarian Yellow Split Pea Soup– yellow split pea soup with sweet pepper, tomato and spinach (from Eating Clean Recipes)

Vegetarian Lentil Soup with GreensVegetarian Lentil Soup with Rainbow Chard-simple lentil soup with rainbow chard, mushrooms and tomato (from Eating Clean Recipes)

Red Lentil Soup with KaleRed Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Kale
– spiced red lentils simmered with kale and sweet potatoes (from Eating Clean Recipes)

Red Pepper and Yellow Split Pea SoupVegetarian Red Pepper and Yellow Split Pea Soup– yellow split pea soup blended with red sweet pepper and coconut milk (from Eating Clean Recipes)

Go on, make soup!
-Jen