When it’s chilly outside, our craving for hearty, creamy, and stick-to-your-ribs food is so real. But giving in to those desires doesn’t mean your commitment to healthy eating has to go out the window. So many soul-satisfying soups can be made using the season’s best produce (winter squash, root vegetables, and brassica for example) — without a splash of cream or a pat of butter. To prove this point, we’ve rounded up our five favorite vegan soup recipes by chefs and bloggers who know how to make dishes as wholesome as they are delicious. Whether or not you follow an animal-free diet, we think you’ll be wowed by these cozy, savory bowls of goodness.
Red Curry Kuri Squash Soup
This slightly sweet, slightly spicy seasonal soup via Love & Lemons gets a swirl of coconut cream to finish — yes please! Whip up your own batch by following this recipe.
Oyster Lentil Mushroom Soup
Food blogger Adrianna Adarme of A Cozy Kitchen came up with this creation for The Mushroom Channel, since it's star ingredient is a shroom, but it's also chock full of lentils, veggies, and savory herbs. Learn how to make it here.
Miso Broccoli Soup
Kale & Caramel blogger Lily Diamond created this wholesome recipe for wellness site Sonima, which when combined with steamed rice and a crunchy nut and seed topping has everything you need for a satisfying, complete meal. Find the full recipe here.
Nutty Cabbage Fennel Soup
Technically this recipe by Heartbeet Kitchen has one optional non-vegan ingredient: grass-fed collagen. But considering that its addition helps our hair, skin, and joints, we'll be keeping it in this filling, creamy concoction. Learn how to make it here.
Carrot Ginger Soup
Ginger adds a cozy spice to this winter-perfect soup, as made by Barrett Prendergast of Valleybrink Road. Curl up with a bowl of your own after following this recipe.