Warming and Satisfying - sometimes a bowl of homemade soup feels like a cure for all ills. Studies have now shown, that when the same ingredients and water are prepared as a soup dish (rather than eaten and drunk in their separate form) the recipient will feel fuller for longer. This means that a vegetarian soup is a great tool in the dieter's repertoire, especially as the same scientific study has also shown that a vegetable based soup is even more effective than a chicken based recipe. (Go Team Vegetarian!!)
Soups are often a cheap meal to make and are a great way to use up vegetables that might be past their best for other recipes. Add some protein in the form of pulses and you have an all round winning dish.
There is a huge variety of vegetarian soup recipes. Some are smooth and creamy, some are chunky and packed full of vegetables and pulses, whilst others are hot and spicy with a kick of chilli or aromatic spices. Many of these recipes are quick to make, but some require longer with a depth of flavour being released by the slower cooking method. Whatever you are looking for, there is a soup here to meet your needs.