Best Homemade Vegan Vegetable Soup


This hearty homemade vegan vegetable soup will wow you with flavor, plus it's easy to make and customize. Add more water to emphasize the broth, less to make the soup more hearty. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
1 pot of soup


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or to taste

  • 2 potatoes, chopped (Optional)

  • 3 stalks celery, sliced

  • 3 carrots, sliced, or more to taste

  • ½ large white onion, chopped

  • 8 shiitake mushrooms, sliced, or more to taste

  • ½ bunch Swiss chard, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, halved

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • water to cover

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ½ (16 ounce) package fusilli pasta (Optional)

  • 1 (8 ounce) container extra-firm tofu, cubed (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons tamari

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon (such as Better Than Bouillon®)


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add potatoes, celery, carrots, and onion. Saute until slightly soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes more. Add chard and garlic; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until chard is wilted, about 2 minutes. Add water to cover, bay leaves, and more salt to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook fusilli at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.

  3. Stir tofu, tamari, and bouillon into the soup. Simmer until bouillon is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Add a portion of cooked pasta to each bowl and ladle soup over before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
6g Fat
34g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 436mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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