Soup is a great comfort food, and really nice in the winter if you live in a chilly climate.
Even if a soup isn’t typically or always vegan, like miso soup, you can make a vegan version of just about any soup.
It’s very versatile, soup fits nicely as a side dish or as a high protein vegan dinner of its own.
In the process of finding over 150 high protein vegan recipes, I came across several great soup recipes.
Here are 5 of the best ones from that page. If you’d like to see more, go to that page and use your browser’s find function to search for “soup” (it will find it in the recipe names).
Lentils are one of the highest protein legumes, and taste amazing in soups. This is a simple, but highly nutritious soup filled with protein.
This soup is almost like a chili, with a bit of spice added as well. This is the type of hearty soup that I like to eat as a main dish, or maybe paired with some bread. Side note: Sourdough bread is usually vegan, but white bread or naan bread typically aren’t.
I’m a big fan of tempeh, and this is one of the few soup recipes that incorporates it. It adds a lot of extra protein, and you’ll grow to love (or tolerate) the taste if you don’t already.
Another great lentil soup with a Greek twist.
This one is more of a side dish to me. It only has 288 calories per serving, but seems like it would pair well with most grains.
Obviously you should substitute the Greek yogurt for a vegan version, or substitute in a vegan heavy cream for a similar effect on taste and texture.
Finally is a simple black bean soup recipe.
I’ll admit that black bean soups usually don’t look too appetizing, but I really like the taste of most of them.
If you’re interested in soups just because you like low calorie meals, check out my list of high protein vegan recipes with low calories.