The Circus Gardener's Kitchen

seasonal vegetarian cooking with a side helping of food politics

six seasonal hearty vegan soups

six seasonal hearty vegan soups

clockwise, from top left: potato, rosemary and chilli soup, beetroot and horseradish soup with caraway croutons, swede and carrot soup with smoked paprika, tomato, lentil and tamarind soup, Moroccan butternut and lentil soup with sweet chermoulah oil, kale and shiitake tom yom

Here in the UK the clocks went back an hour last weekend, signalling the end of British Summer Time and the start of darker evenings as the autumn and winter weather draws in.

In anticipation of the colder weather ahead, here are a seasonal six warming and restorative soups from the Circus Gardener’s Kitchen archives to keep you nourished and healthy.

potato, rosemary and chilli soup
potato, rosemary and chilli soup
Inexpensive and quick to put together, this wonderful soup packs lots of delicious flavour as well as heat and nourishment.

beetroot and horseradish soup with caraway croutons
beetroot and horseradish soup with caraway and thyme croutons

Horseradish has a sharp, hot, pungent aroma, a great match for rich, sweet, earthy beetroot as this flavour packed soup demonstrates.

swede and carrot soup with smoked paprika
smoky swede and carrot soup

Swede and carrot are a classic pairing and here they are combined with just the right amount of thyme and smoked paprika to produce a vibrant, rich and deeply satisfying soup – a great winter warmer.

tomato, lentil and tamarind soup

tomato, lentil & tamarind soup
A soup based on the flavours of the Southern Indian classic rasam. Hot, sour and delicious, this exhilarating soup will give you an inner glow for the rest of the day.

Moroccan butternut and lentil soup with sweet chermoula oil
Moroccan butternut and lentil soup

A rich and comforting soup based on traditional Moroccan tagine flavours. The sweet chermoula oil provides a beautiful hot and sweet counterbalance.

kale and shiitake tom yum
kale and shiitake tom yum

A powerful, vibrant and truly life-affirming soup, with all the goodness of iron-rich kale and meaty shiitake mushrooms.


For more inspiration, check out the following links for some of my favourite seasonal vegan soup recipes from other sites:

roasted cauliflower soup with spicy chickpeas from Stellar Nutrition;

Japanese eggplant miso noodle soup from Connoisseurus Veg;

Roasted Garlic, Parsnip & White Bean Soup from Yummy Beet;

Kale and potato soup with salt and vinegar crispy kale by 80twenty;

Jamaican gungo peas soup from That Girl Cooks Healthy;

Danish split pea soup with dill by Rhubarbarians.

Categories: gluten free, savoury, vegan

3 replies

  1. The recipes look wonderful. I cannot wait to try the beetroot and horseradish!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks for including mine, it means a lot πŸ™‚

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