Dairy-free creamy soups (with vegan options)

Its been a bit of a rough week for me, including, in no particular order: Vicodin, stitches, a referral for physical therapy and orders for soft foods. 

I started the week with a bit of oral surgery and ended it with an adductor strain that will probably bench me from my next half-marathon. So, I can’t really chew and I can’t really work out. As you might expect, it’s a bit of a challenge finding soft foods that are still relatively heathy and that don’t contain dairy. 

Here are some of the soups that helped me through the week:

Black bean-tomato soup from myrecipes.com

I just leave the cilantro-lime cream off my portion, sometimes swapping in some diced avocado if I have a ripe one around. This time I skipped the bacon because I didn’t have any on hand and used olive oil instead. Honestly, I didn’t taste a difference, so this soup can easily be made vegan. And opening a few cans is easy enough to do when feeling under the weather.

North African Carrot Soup with Chermoula from feasting at home

This is one of my all time favorite soups. Again, I just leave off the sour cream garnish, the chermoula is plenty tasty. This can be made vegan as well.

Roasted red pepper-cauliflower soup from myrecipes.com

This was very simple. Since I was feeling poorly, I skipped roasting the peppers myself and just used jarred peppers. I made a half recipe and one jar was plenty. If you’re making a full recipe and don’t want to roast peppers, two jars should be fine. I left out the sugar completely, it wasn’t necessary.

Kale and cauliflower  soup with kale chips from brooklyn supper.

We like anything with celery root and this was no exception. It is a rich, green color and absolutely delicious. I skipped the kale chips because I wasn’t supposed to eat anything sharp, but I’m looking forward to adding them next time. Vegan as written, if you choose the vegetable broth option.

All photos are from the recipes sites linked, I wasn’t really up to taking my own. 


6 thoughts on “Dairy-free creamy soups (with vegan options)

  1. everything looks super delicious!!! I hope you find better now 🙂



  2. Glad to hear you liked the celery root + kale soup! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. We loved it! I can’t wait to try it with the kale chips. I had a hard time not snacking on all the roasted veg before I blended it 🙂


  3. The roasted red pepp / cauli soup was better than vegetable soup has a right to be!


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