It’s so cold outside, which means it’s time to break out the winter soup recipes! The Papa and The Kids absolutely love this soup, and they’re excited to have you all try it as well. I personally am excited about it because this vegetable soup recipe has become one of our favorite winter comfort foods to serve. It’s also a great way to have more veggies on the plate.
Free From: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Tree Nut (including Coconut), Peanut, Fish, Shellfish, Top 8 Allergens, Sesame, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Berries, Buckwheat, Cane/Refined Sugar, Citrus, Corn, Garlic, Lupin, Mushroom, Mustard, Oat, Pea & Pea Protein, Poultry, Red Meat, Rice, Seeds, Squash & Gourd, Strawberry, Sweet Potato & Yam, Yeast
Friendly To: Diabetic, EOE, Vegan
Compatible With: Cruciferous Free (use a different leafy green of choice)
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Your Free-From Soup Questions Answered
Can I use Vegetable Broth Instead of Water?
Yes! Feel free to use your favorite vegetable broth in place of water in this recipe for extra flavor. You can even use 50% broth and 50% water. Be careful with store-bough broth as many are made on shared equipment with major allergens, and contain lots of sodium.
Related Recipe: Parsnip & Carrot Soup (Gluten Free, Vegan, Top 8 Allergy Free)
Can I use an Instant Pot For Vegan Soup Recipes?
You can use an Instant Pot, Crock-pot, or Multi-Function Cooker for your soups. Be sure to use the right settings for time and temperature. We opted for the stove-top when making this recipe.
Can I Use Other Seasonings?
Totally. The nice thing about this recipe is that it’s full of flavor, even through you aren’t using loads of different seasonings. Italian seasoning would make a lovely addition to this recipe, and for those who like heat, use some red pepper flakes.
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Can I Use Different Beans In This Recipe?
The white beans used in this recipe are cannellini beans. They have an amazing creamy texture and mild flavor. You can use other beans such as butter beans or navy beans if you’d like to keep the texture and flavor in the same general ballpark.
Other beans can be used as well, but make sure you love their taste and texture in soup before using them.
I Can’t Eat Beans. Can I Use Lentils Instead?
You can use red lentils (or your favorite colour) in place of the beans in this recipe. It will change the overall texture and taste, and may effect your cooking time as well. You may want to cook your lentils separately, then add them in at the end.
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Pressure Cooker with Soup Setting is Optional
- 8 TBSP Oil of Choice for Cooking we used extra virgin olive oil
- 200 g Organic Celery, cut into large bite-sized pieces about 7.5 ounces
- 458 g Organic Carrots, cut into large bite-sized pieces 16 ounces
- 470 g Organic Onion, diced large about 16.5 ounces
- 850 g Organic Canned Cannellini Beans 30 ounces 30 ounces (2 regular cans)
- 800 g Organic Crushed Tomato 28 ounces
- 400 g Organic Potatoes, cut into large pieces 14 ounces
- 190 g Organic Kale, ribs removed and chopped 7 ounces
- 5 tsp 5 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp Organic Dried Thyme
- 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp Organic White Pepper
- 4 cups Water
Wash and prep all of your vegetables.
Heat a pot on medium-high heat and add the oil.
When your oil is heated, add your celery, carrot, and onion. Optionally, add 1 teaspoon of salt.
Allow the vegetables to brown a bit, and stir as necessary to prevent burning. Cook for 20 minutes.
Add all of your other ingredients and mix everything very well.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and add a lid. Your soup should be at a simmer.
Simmer for one hour. Remove the lid, stir well, and serve.