Vegetable Soup (Gluten Free and Vegan)

February 13, 2018livingfreelygf
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When I need a healthy, low calorie and easy dinner this gluten free vegetable soup is the recipe that I turn to. It is naturally gluten free and vegan. Vegetable Soup is hearty, healthy and anything goes with this.

Vegetable Soup is the perfect recipe to clean out the fridge. A little bit of this and that totally goes. You simply can not go wrong!

To make things easier if I don’t have veggies to use up in the fridge, I use a few bags of frozen organic mixed veggies. I usually stock up on them when there is a sale and then I can turn to a recipe like this if I forget to thaw meat, or just because I want to keep it healthy and delicious.

My family enjoys this gluten free soup with my French Bread recipe from my cookbook. Even my picky kids eat this with minimal complaints and I feel happy because its healthy.

Another reason why I turn to this vegetable soup recipe time and time again, is because you can make it on the stovetop, or in an instant pot, or crock pot.

I originally created this vegetable soup recipe after I wrote the cookbook. During the cookbook process I gained 5 pounds while writing the book and those 5 made me feel self conscious and just not as well. I wanted a hearty and healthy meal that I could eat for lunch and dinner while I got those extra pounds off. I made it for myself for dinner and made spaghetti for the rest of the family. They all saw the soup and wanted some. It was so good that they asked for it again the next day. Ever since then I added it into the monthly meal plan rotation. If I am trying to keep it light I just allow myself one slice of bread to go with it.

How do I make this vegetable soup gluten free?

Well it is actually very simple, because it is naturally and gluten free and vegan soup. I like to keep things simple and healthy, so in order to make it easy I use frozen mixed veggies.

  • You need to cut your onion and garlic. Saute it in the instant pot with your oil.
  • Add the frozen veggies, potatoes and zucchini. No zucchini? No problem, add an extra potato.
  • Cook up the veggies for a moment and then add your tomatoes.
  • Stir up and add the broth and all of the seasonings and herbs.
  • Cook in your instant pot on the soup setting, or simmer on the stove.
  • Then enjoy it!

This gluten free vegetable soup also reheats very well. You can make it on a Sunday and feel confident about reheating it and serving it later in the week. I have not tried to freeze this one yet, but that will be on my radar for the future. I am working on a freezer meal plan and possibly doing a workshop. Early spring will likely be when I roll that out, so stay tuned!

Now that the weather has changed and colds are starting to go around, this will be the perfect vegetable soup that is gluten free to warm you up and give your body some fuel!

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Vegetable Soup

Naturally gluten free and vegan. This soup is healthy, hearty and delicious. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Easy Dinners, Vegetable Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 447 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP. Avocado Oil
  • 2 Cups Onion diced
  • 2 TBSP. Garlic chopped
  • 3 Cups Frozen Mixed Veggies
  • 1 Potato chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 14 oz Can Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz.Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 Cups Zucchini diced
  • 6 Cups Broth Chicken or Vegetable
  • 1 tsp. Granulated Garlic
  • ½ Sprig Rosemary 1 tsp. dried
  • 2 TBSP. Parsley chopped, fresh. 1 ½ tsp. dried
  • 1 tsp. Thyme
  • 1 ½ tsp. Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp. Pepper
  • 2 Bay Leaves

Instructions

  1. In your Instant Pot or large stock pot add the oil and heat. Sauté mode for the IP, medium heat for the stove.
  2. Add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the zucchini, potato and mixed vegetables. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the canned tomatoes, broth and seasonings. 
  5. Bring to a boil on the stovetop. Cook on soup setting on the Instant Pot.

  6. Reduce to simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes on the stove top. Turn off the heat and serve. Enjoy!

  7. If cooking in the crock pot, follow steps 1-4 and then transfer to the slow cooker and cook on medium heat 4-6 hours, or low 6-8. 

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add any of your favorite veggies. Anything goes!

Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 3721mg 155%
Potassium 3257mg 93%
Total Carbohydrates 90g 30%
Dietary Fiber 21g 84%
Sugars 39g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 168.6%
Vitamin C 202.4%
Calcium 50.3%
Iron 92.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

27 Comments

  • Sarah

    February 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I always forget how much I love vegetable soup! I used to eat it all the time but haven’t had it in ages. I need to make a big bowl again, this looks so good!

  • Brandy

    February 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    When it is this cold out my favorite thing to eat is soup. This would be a great one to try. It looks hearty and it would stick to my bones. I love everything that is in this soup.

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    February 21, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Homemade soup is the best. It has been a staple in our house during these winter months. Lots of great veggies in this comfort food for sure. And it is always better the next day too.

  • Leah

    February 24, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I love a great hearty and warming soup, and this one fits the bill. Vegetable soup makes me think of my childhood, my mom made it all the time, and I haven’t made it in forever, so thanks for the inspiration to make some. Sounds so tasty!

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 24, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you so much! I feel the same way.

  • Patty

    February 24, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Sounds like a delicious veggie soup, homemade is always my choice. I’m not a fan of soups myself but make one at least once a week for my husband and son, will try yours next week, I’m sure they will devour it in a jiffy!

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 24, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      My kids love this soup, so I am glad you will give it a try. I am confident you will love how easy it is to make!

  • Lisa | Garlic & Zest

    February 24, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    I’m a huge proponent of vegetable soup — I’ve found that it’s a great way to get even picky eaters to eat their vegetables. This one looks thick and hearty — just the way I like it. I like to freeze soups like this too — there’s nothing better than having a meal ready for the taking in your freezer…

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 25, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      I agree Lisa! Thanks for stopping by. It definitely is easier to get my kids to eat all of their vegetables without complaints when it is in a thick and hearty soup.

  • Julia

    February 25, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    I love that you mentioned that you could use frozen vegetables in the soup. I rely on frozen veggies often as they are always frozen at the height of their quality and I usually have a big bag from costco in my freezer. I also totally know what you mean about the cookbook. I gained about the same when I was working on mine last summer. The soup looks fantastic and good for you for being able to limit yourself to just 1 slice of bread. I don’t think I’d be able to!

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 25, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you Julia! I feel the same way abut vegetables, they are perfect for a fast, yet healthy meal.

  • Tracy Koslicki

    February 26, 2018 at 12:03 am

    I LOVE that you note “naturally” gluten free and vegan!! Because of course, you don’t NEED to add any of that to great vegetable soup – but some people forget that! Great recipe.

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 26, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Tracy. I like to point that out a lot because so much food is naturally gf and vegan, but people do need reassurance.

  • Megan Marlowe

    February 26, 2018 at 1:22 am

    My family and I are recovering from the flu (again!) and this looks like the perfect soup to get us back on our feet. I also love to clean out the fridge and whip up something hearty. My family would just love this veggie soup and yes, a side of french bread is a must for dunking!!

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Megan! This would definitely give you and your family some nourishment. I hope you are all feeling better soon!

  • Tina

    February 26, 2018 at 6:19 am

    The soup looks so nourishing. I have the same problem and sometimes I need a ‘re-set’ where I eat mostly vegetarian which include whole grains, fruits and veggies. This soup is one of those ‘re-set’ meals, don’t y’all think? I like how easy this is to, definitely a keeper, thank you for sharing your recipe!

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you Tina! I love how hearty and healthy it is without compromising any flavor.

  • Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    February 26, 2018 at 10:58 am

    I love a chunky textured vegetable soup. I call my version “fridge bottomy”- you know to clear everything out before you get your groceries. Perfect for this cold snap we are having in London at the moment.

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      I love “fridge bottom” exactly, those are the best soups!

  • Dana

    February 26, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I love how hearty this vegetable soup is! And yes to frozen veggies. I always use frozen peas and corn in soups and stews/curries. They taste absolutely fine and never seem like the quality has diminished. It’s rainy here, and I could totally go for a big bowl of this today with some saltines thrown in 😉

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 26, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks Dana!

  • Amy Nash

    February 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I love that you made spaghetti for your family and this soup for yourself and they all wanted some. That has happened to me a time or two and I’ve just stopped making anything different and serving the same thing with an extra side of bread or something to fill it out for my littles if I’m trying to keep things light. This soup looks absolutely wonderful and I appreciate the tip about just keeping bags of frozen vegetables on hand, just in case!

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 27, 2018 at 12:45 am

      Thanks Amy! I am definitely not making two meals anymore because it always happens! Great tip, I will try that next time.

  • Donna

    February 27, 2018 at 4:16 am

    Clean out the fridge soups are my absolute favorite, they always leave you feeling so accomplished because (1) You made a delicious and nutritious dinner and (2) You didn’t have to throw out any veggies at the end of the week! Love this version, sounds so comforting, I can’t wait to try it out.

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 27, 2018 at 4:47 am

      Thank you Donna! I couldn’t agree more.

  • Amanda

    February 27, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    I love a good, hearty vegetable soup, especially when I’m trying to lose a few pounds. It’s so satisfying and filling, and you don’t feel deprived at all! This recipe sounds so easy and convenient to make. Perfect for getting a healthy meal on the table when you have a busy schedule!

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 27, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Exactly! Thank you for stopping by Amanda!

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