Jan 1, 2018 Food

7 Homemade Vegetable Soups That'll Make You Want to Hibernate This Winter

by Hadley Mendelsohn

Name something more comforting and healthy than homemade vegetable soups. Are you drawing a blank? Well, when it comes to winter meals that hit the spot and warm you up without leaving you bloated and bogged down, veggie-based soup recipes are the obvious choice even if you're a meat eater. And the best part is that most don't require advanced cooking skills or countless ingredients, but they do happen to deliver a ton of vitamins and minerals, as well as flavor and photogenic pigments. So scroll through the seven delicious homemade vegetable soups below, and get ready to serve yourself a bowl of wholesome comfort.


Salt and Wind

Looking for something new and exciting? This intriguing recipe from Salt and Wind is seriously going to change your life (or at least you go-to soup recipe lineup). Though it's fit for beginner cooks, this coconut miso butternut squash soup will taste like a five-star gourmet meal. And it's quite photogenic, which never hurts.

Williams Sonoma Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf Rim Soup Bowl ($175)

This whimsical shallow soup bowl is the perfect backdrop for vegetable soups of any color and kind.


The First Mess

This pretty green vegan soup is brought to us by The First Mess. The main ingredients are asparagus and wild leeks, which give it that pretty lime green pigment. The recipe also calls for a potato to give it a thicker consistency along with a splash of dry white wine grape seed oil and veggie stock. And that's it! Super simple but filling and comforting. 

Simple Life Marbled Bowl ($52)

Make your soup sipping more enjoyable with this marbled blue bowl.


Minimalist Baker

Have you ever seen something edible sit so pretty? This vegan recipe from Minimalist Baker gets its gorgeous vivid red hue from curried beets. Topped with tandoori chickpeas, it's a wholesome, filling meal that won't leave you feeling too weighed down.

Bahari Teakwood Bowl ($245)

Add this beautifully crafted teakwood piece to your dinnerware set for something both sophisticated and approachable. 


The First Mess

For something that's so simple to make, this homemade vegetable soup from The First Mess tastes beyond impressive. Though this vegan-friendly recipe calls for sweet potatoes and kale, you can use any potatoes and greens you like, from collards to mustard greens or cabbage. The best part is that it's loaded with garlic for a kick of flavor.

CB2 Ember Wood Individual Bowl ($13)

To serve your soup in a minimal and casual bowl that offers a lot of depth (you'll want a big serving, no doubt), look no further.


Half Baked Harvest

When you're in the mood something a little hardier, opt for this slow cooker creamy wild rice soup topped with butter-roasted mushrooms from Half Baked Harvest. It's also packed with carrots and onions, plus some thyme, white wine, garlic, bay leaves, paprika, and cream for a thoroughly wholesome meal. 

Jars Vuelta Soup Bowl ($42)

If you would prefer to eat your soup out of a shallow bowl, this ceramic piece is an artful and cheerful option.


Salt and Wind

Next time you're craving a delicious bowl of homemade vegetable soup that's light and refreshing, opt for this chilled zucchini walnut basil soup. This bright recipe from Salt and Wind just requires a few minutes of stove time, and though it's easy to make, it's super satisfying and unique.

Tina Frey Designs Sorbet Bowl ($53)

There's nothing like a black matte bowl to make your bright vegetable soup pop.


Pickled Plum

There's nothing better than a big, warming bowl of cream of cauliflower soup. This recipe from Pickled Plum balances sweet and salty flavors perfectly, thanks to a dash of nutmeg. It complements the other ingredients of butter, garlic, onion, celery, chicken or veggie broth, evaporated milk, salt and pepper, and of course, cauliflower. Each bowl is high in dietary fiber, potassium, vitamins C and B6 and low in cholesterol.

Jan Burtz Gold Luster Porcelain Dinnerware ($88)

This delicate gold trimmed-bowl creates a lovely balance between formal and casual, making it perfect for pretty much any occasion.

And now, take your pick of these vegetarian soups or beef stews for more soul-warming meals.