Homemade Vegetable Soup

Best Homemade Healthy Vegetable Soup!

Looking for healthy and easy soup recipes to bring out serious excitement for your weeknight meals, this season? Our fresh and flavorful, Vegetable soup is not only easy to whip together in less than 20 minutes, but is also loaded with healthy nutrients.

Can you think of any other smart way to maximize your veggie intake this season? Try our simple and delicious Vegetable soup recipe today!

Homemade Vegetable Soup
How to make delicious Vegetable Soup at home?

Why would you want to pay $10, for a pint of store bought soup, when you can make a larger quantity and a healthier soup for yourself at home? This vegan curry soup is the perfect answer to warming your wintry cold evenings.Did I tell you , it is so easy to make?

What are the best vegetables to put in a soup?

Pretty much any vegetable can be used in making this healthy Vegetable soup. Avoiding watery vegetables like cucumber , water cress, radish etc would ensure less sogginess in your soups.

What spices and herbs go into making this vegetable soup?

The spices above along with fresh and minced ginger and garlic, adds to the flavor of this soup.

What other ingredients were used in this Vegetable Soup?

  • Lemon
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

They both help as detox agents and keeping the cold and flu at bay, just like ginger and garlic which also have inflammatory properties, making this soup healthy and hearty.


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Do you have to cook the vegetables before putting them in the soup?

Vegetables like Onion and garlic will need to sauteed or at least need a brief sweat in a fat based liquid like ghee or oil, before adding the other ingredients into the soup making process.

Vegetables like carrot, beans, green peas etc can work just fine added directly to the simmering soup and stews.

What can you add to vegetables for flavor?

To infuse your vegetables with flavor and mouth-watering aromas, sauté them in butter or oil (coconut, olive etc) along with garlic and herbs like bay leaves.

Next spice them up with salt, pepper, cinnamon sticks ,red chili flakes, and garam masala. Add in the sliced vegetables along with water or broth and stir yourself a healthy vegetable soup for wintry cold evenings.

How to thicken up Vegetable soup?

  • Make a vegetable broth by blending some vegetables and use it as thickener. This is where immersion blenders come in handy!
  • Adding oats or barley flour ( 3 tbsp in 1/4 cup water) or corn flour/corn starch
  • Making a broth of boiled potato (1-2)
  • Adding cream or yogurt
  • Blending in bread
  • Adding cooked lentils or rice

What can I pair vegetable soup with?

Sop it all up with a warm piece of naan or pair it with some toasted bread if you like.Honestly speaking it is a healthy hearty meal in itself. When you stir a big pot of this soup on the weekend, you can rest assured it will take care of your weekday dinners for the rest of the week. You don’t have rush through crazy traffic with the stress of getting home and starting to cook dinner all over again.

Vegetable Soup Recipe

Best Homemade Healthy Vegetable Soup!

Best Homemade Healthy Vegetable Soup!

Recipe by Maya Shetty

Our fresh and flavorful, Vegetable soup is not only easy to whip together in less than 20 minutes, but is also loaded with healthy nutrients.

Course: SOUPSCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
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Servings

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

6977

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1 Coconut Oil can substitute with ghee or butter

  • 6 6 -8 Spring Onions finely chopped

  • 1 1 Ginger minced fine

  • 4 4 -5 cloves Garlic minced fine

  • 6 6 -10 Carrots peeled and cut to desired shape

  • 1 cup 1 Beans cut to desired shape

  • 1 cup 1 Sweet corn

  • 1 cup 1 Spinach

  • 2 2 Potatoes Peeled and cubed

  • 3 cups 3 Water or Vegetable stock

  • 1 tbsp 1 Corn flour/starch mixed with 1/4 cup water

  • 1 tbsp 1 Sugar optional

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 tbsp 1 Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Spices
  • 1 1 stick Cinnamon

  • 1 large 1 Bay leaf

  • 2 tsp 2 Red Chili flakes

  • 2 tsp 2 Black Pepper Powder

Directions

  • Wash the vegetables well under running water. Set aside.
  • Peel the carrots and cut into desired size, same goes for beans, cauliflower and other veggies that need to be cut into smaller pieces of desired size.
  • Next in a soup pot/ dutch oven heat some coconut oil/ghee. To this add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick and minced garlic, saute a bit till a nice aroma emanates.
  • Next add in the clean and cut vegetables, stirring them a little and sauteing them till they turn soft under a high flame.
  • When the veggies turn tender, pour in the water/stock to the veggies along with salt to taste. Cook covered for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl mix the corn flour/starch to 1/4 cup of water, making sure there are no lumps. Gently pour this mix into the boiling soup mix and allow it to thicken.
  • Gently stirring the soup mix, would thicken the soup after addition of the corn starch. The soup will thicken further on cooling, so don’t over do the thickening, if you like your soup a little watery and not too thick.
  • Next add in the sugar and black pepper powder.Stir it well and switch off the flame.
  • Set aside to cool a bit, then add the red chili flakes and the Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • Taste to see if the soup needs more salt.Add if necessary at this point. Serve hot in soup bowls along with toasted bread or naan.
  • Rice or noodles can also be added to the soup, if you so prefer it, or you can drink/eat the soup as a wholesome meal by itself.

Notes

  • Ginger is optional, but it certainly adds to the flavor of the soup.
  • I have used corn starch as the thickening agent in my vegetable soup here. You may use boiled potato broth or vegetable broth, if you so desire.
  • An immersion blender is a favorite kitchen gadget to have while making soups. Check the other essential kitchen gadgets for making homemade soup in my blogpost here.

Nutrition Facts


  • Amount Per ServingCalories6977
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 88g 136%
    • Saturated Fat 29g 145%
  • Sodium 1737mg 73%
  • Potassium 34861mg 997%
  • Total Carbohydrate 1479g 493%
    • Dietary Fiber 185g 740%
    • Sugars 111g
  • Protein 182g 364%

  • Vitamin A 1325%
  • Vitamin C 613%
  • Calcium 166%
  • Iron 339%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Links to my other soup recipes

Ahead, you’ll find soups that utilize all the best flavors of Fall. You’re bound to encounter a few fall soups that speak to your taste buds. And not only can you get creative with what you put in each recipe, but you can also break out your slow cooker or Instant Pot for some of these recipes, making for easy dinner options too.

Creamy Vegetarian Soups

Clear Vegetarian Soups/Rasam

Soups with Meat

Enjoy the soup season, trying out the delicious and comforting soup recipes found here.

The Bottom Line

Simmer up one of our homemade soup recipes on a cool day, this season. Write to us about how much you enjoyed the delicious spicy flavors in the comments section below.

You are sure to enjoy this Vegetable Soup recipe. When you can simmer your own delicious potful of soup, at home, why hunt for restaurants that serve them? Nothing as soothing, as a bowl of hot spicy soup in front of your fireplace on a cold wintery evening, served with toasted bread or naan.

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Lisa
Lisa
2 years ago

This recipe sounds great!

Susan
2 years ago

Looks just like mom made… but wayyyyy better.

Danielle Ardizzone
2 years ago

5 stars
I LOVE soups – so happy soup season is here (although we do indulge year-round). This looks delicious!

Magan
2 years ago

I love a good veggie soup! Thanks for sharing

Cindy Moore
Cindy Moore
2 years ago

I love making a big pot of vegetable soup this time of year. I want to try adding garam masala and cinnamon! It sounds amazing.

Ayesha Siddiqui
2 years ago

This looks delicious and healthy, a great soup for Thanksgiving!

Melissa Jones
2 years ago

Great tips on making vegetable soup!! (thankfully for everyone at our house…my husband does most of the cooking!)

Justine
2 years ago

Yum! Sounds like a great soup option for the winter!

Beth Shields
2 years ago

5 stars
I love a good soup and using your immersion blender is great. Its an essential kitchen tool for me. The spices look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne
Marianne
2 years ago

Looks hearty… especially with the cold weather approaching! I like soups that are on the filling side!

Barbara
2 years ago

Looks and sounds very yummy!

Sabrina DeWalt
2 years ago

I have never been a big fan of soup but find that I am coming around as I get older. This recipe looks really good.

Holly
2 years ago

5 stars
This sounds amazing and delicious! Thank you for the great tips on thickening up veggies soups with oats!

Chelsea
Chelsea
2 years ago

5 stars
Yum! This is the perfect season for new soup recipes and I’ve been wanting to add another vegetable one to my list!

Debbie
2 years ago

5 stars
Just mad vegetable soup for dinner last night. It is nice that you can use this recipe and whatever veggies you have on hand.

Megan
2 years ago

This sounds delicious! And great tips for thickening it up. It never crossed my mind to blend up some of the veggies to help thicken the base!

Tricia Snow
Tricia Snow
2 years ago

5 stars
I love making soups for the fall. Adding this vegetable soup to the line up!

Lisa Manderino
Lisa Manderino
2 years ago

Vegetable soup sounds like the perfect fall food! Yum!

Sydney Delong
2 years ago

5 stars
Yum, looks great for a cold night!!