25 Soup And Salad Favorites

It’s soup season. And salad season. OK … it’s soup AND salad season. There’s nothing better than a warm, comforting bowl of soup during the winter months. The recipes in this roundup are healthy, too. You can use all kinds of ingredient substitutions depending on your diet, like non-dairy milk instead of whole milk, nutritional yeast in place of cheese, and bone broth instead of vegetable stock for added protein. There are so many options in the soup world! And, if you’re feeling anything like I am after eating loads of treats over the holidays, a green salad (with homemade dressing and lots of veggies) sounds absolutely perfect. Ready for a list of recipes?


First on our list is roasted red pepper tomato soup. An upgrade from classic tomato soup, if you will. Add some toasted bread or a side of grilled cheese (yes, please!). If you love red peppers, you have to try this version made with meatballs.

Dairy-free broccoli cheese soup. This is one of my favorites because it’s delicious, healthy and filling.

This soup is the perfect mix of veggies and carbs. Mmmm … gnocchi.

One of my favorite soups of ALL TIME (did I mention I’m a soup fanatic?) is Emma’s cauliflower and leek soup. Cauliflower is filled with protein and the potatoes make the soup extra creamy (especially if you use red potatoes). Pro tip. 🙂

You are probably wondering if there’s going to be a spicy soup on our list. This carrot soup is made with chipotle peppers and is dairy-free, but you would never know because it’s so good and still manages to be creamy.

The easiest black bean soup recipe that you’ll want to eat for lunch AND dinner.

Is curry considered a soup? This 20-minute vegetable green curry is one of our most popular recipes on the blog, so it’s part of the list!

This tomato soup (that can be whipped up in 10 minutes) is another one of my favorites. Emma used blended cashews instead of milk to make this soup nice and rich. Not what you expected to hear? It’s incredible, trust me.

Miso soup isn’t necessarily filling enough to eat as a meal, but this version, made with edamame and wild rice, definitely is.

White bean, dill, and vegetable soup. The ultimate comforting, feel-good soup, is another name for it.

Put all the ingredients from this split pea and lentil soup recipe in a slow cooker before work and you’ll have dinner by the time you get home.

First of all, soup in a mug is the best thing ever. And the flavors in this recipe are amazing—acorn squash topped with roasted chickpeas. Mmm.


Let’s talk about salad. While a classic caesar or chef salad can be insanely good, this list focuses more on unique flavors and toppings, like kale salad (pictured above) with fresh lemons, sliced almonds, and the best homemade poppyseed dressing.

Falafel is really tasty by itself, but have you ever topped a salad with it? Game changer.

This autumn bliss salad is filled with all kinds of good-for-you ingredients like pumpkin seeds, apples, and dried cranberries. And it’s topped with stuffing croutons. That’s right—stuffing.

OK, so this one doesn’t technically contain any greens (minus the basil leaves), but OMG there’s nothing like a fresh strawberry caprese salad.

If you don’t know by now, kale is one of my favorite salad choices (and spinach is the runner-up). I guarantee this creamy apple + kale salad will be one of your go-to’s after you try it. Here’s another kale option made with apples, avocado, pecans, and more. It was a huge hit at Friendsgiving a few years ago.

If you love fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce, here’s a salad version for you (!!!!).I love the addition of fresh grapefruit in this recipe. And quinoa!

A filling cobb salad is a great weeknight dinner option. This one is topped with Facon (veggie bacon) but you could totally add the real thing instead.

Brussels sprouts are the bomb (I hope you agree) and combining them with homemade dressing and croutons to make a warm salad is … incredible.

Make a batch of blood orange vinaigrette to add to your favorite green salad.

This salad is packed with healthy ingredients and soft boiled eggs for extra protein, and it’s one of Emma’s go-to lunches during the week.

Cheers to healthy recipes that make you feel good! And ice cream, too. xo -Jacki

  • I am definitely going to try this. I was wondering where you get your recipes.

  • Yum, so many great recipes – thanks for sharing! My go-to salad atm is the mix of chorizo, avocado, cucumber, tomato and onion sprinkled with some crushed cashews x

    Love from Anita / https://dinewinelove.com/

  • I’m totally going to have to try that dairy free broccoli cheese soup soon!


  • What I love about soup is that it’s comfort food that almost always is veggie-loaded! Now I just need some advice on getting our kiddos to love it, too.

  • The link is missing for the carrot and chipotle pepper soup! I’m going to go search for it though because it sounds amazing 😀

  • Mmm, so yummy! I think I’ll be making a big pot of soup this weekend! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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