Louisa is an active mom and passionate vegan cook who has a knack for creating fast and tasty meals that promote good health. She delights in sharing her efficient kitchen strategies with other busy parents who strive to provide their families with nutritious meals without dedicating countless hours to cooking.
Hey there! If you're looking to make a delicious vegan version of chicken soup, you've come to the right place. As a vegan blogger and plant-based eater myself, I've got a recipe that will satisfy your cravings and warm your soul. Let's get started!
To replace the chicken in traditional chicken soup, we'll be using a combination of hearty vegetables and plant-based protein. Here's what you'll need:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 3 celery stalks, sliced
- 1 potato, peeled and diced
- 1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup of cooked chickpeas
- 4 cups of vegetable broth
- 2 cups of water
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until they become fragrant and translucent.
2. Add the sliced carrots, celery, potato, and mushrooms to the pot. Sauté for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
3. Stir in the cooked chickpeas, vegetable broth, water, bay leaf, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
4. Once the soup is ready, remove the bay leaf and taste for seasoning. Adjust the salt and pepper if needed.
5. Serve the vegan chicken soup hot, garnished with fresh parsley if desired. You can also enjoy it with some crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal.
This vegan version of chicken soup is not only delicious, but it's also packed with nutrients from the vegetables and chickpeas. It's a great option for those looking for a comforting and healthy dinner option. Plus, it's super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite veggies!
Feel free to get creative with the recipe by adding other vegetables like corn, peas, or green beans. You can also experiment with different herbs and spices to suit your taste preferences.
I hope you enjoy making and eating this vegan chicken soup as much as I do. It's a wonderful way to warm up on a chilly day or when you're feeling under the weather. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!