According to the calendar, we only have to wait a few more weeks for spring to arrive. With its cold, dark evenings, the last few weeks of winter can sometimes seem like the longest. Warm, comforting meals can help beat the wintertime blues, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite vegan soups and stews. These hearty bowls are guaranteed to help you survive the rest of winter.
Vegan Soups and Stews to Help You Survive Winter
Chickpea and Zucchini Fölelék from Aquafaba by Zsu Dever – Főzelék is a Hungarian dish that it is most often homemade, eaten any time of day, is either the main course or an accompaniment, and is neither a stew nor a soup but somewhere in between.
Split Pea Soup with Spices and Coconut from Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen by Richa Hingle – This simple dish gets its flavors from just a few whole spices such as cinnamon sticks and cumin seeds, and coconut.
Hungarian Cauliflower Soup Bowl from Vegan Bowls by Zsu Dever – Zsu’s mom used to make this soup almost monthly. She would use cauliflower or kohlrabi, a vegetable cross between a turnip and a cabbage.
Caldo of Sweet Potato and Chard from Vegan Mexico by Jason Wyrick – This soup is not only delicious, it’s a powerhouse of nutrition. Chard, sweet potatoes, and beans conspire to fight cancer and regulate blood sugar and are naturally low in fat.
Everyone’s Favorite Black Bean Chili from Cook the Pantry by Robin Robertson – Chili is a classic comfort food, and it’s one that’s easily veganized. This versatile recipe is author Robin Robertson’s go-to chili.
Green and White Chili Bowl from Vegan Bowls by Zsu Dever – Red chili is all the rage, but its seldom-made cousin—green and white chili—is just as flavorful, perhaps more so. This chili is full of hominy (dried and treated maize), fresh green chiles, and two kinds of white beans.
Smoky Spicy Hominy Soup from World Vegan Feast by Bryanna Clark Grogan. This hearty soup is is a vegan twist on the traditional Mexican posole, and it’s “meaty” enough to please even the pickiest of omnivores at your dinner table.