A hot bowl of soup is the ultimate comfort food and at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition we love to seek hearty, dairy-free soup recipes. They’re not only delicious, but kicking it dairy-free means we won’t have to suffer from bloating, gas, allergies or any other digestive or immune issues that dairy may cause.
It’s even possible to have rich, creamy and luxurious soups without dairy by blending in:
- sunflower seeds
- nut or seed butter
- cooked cauliflower
- plant-based milks
In fact, the entire Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is completely dairy-free, from the course recipes to the written assignments!
So without further ado, we present our 20 Best Dairy-Free Soup recipes. Let the slurping commence.
25 Best Dairy-Free Soup Recipes
Spicy Black Bean Soup
This dairy-free soup is so thick and creamy, it’s basically an entire meal – especially when you load it up with toppings galore.
Dill Pickle Soup
We are enormous fans of fermented foods, so when we can find another creative way to use them, we’re game! This simple vegan soup takes 20 minutes to pull together, and it has an amazing dill pickle flourish.
Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup
Rice is a classic soup ingredient, but this recipe kicks it grain-free and Paleo by using cauliflower rice instead. A hearty soup packed with veggies and spices, plus there are vegan and Paleo options depending on what philosophy you’re into.
Creamy Vegan Mushroom Wild Rice Soup
A creamy, one-pot full meal deal.
Green Machine Soup with Polenta Croutons
A thick and creamy dairy-free soup loaded with green veggies and topped with some delectable-looking polenta croutons. Who says gluten-free and vegan croutons aren’t awesome? Not us!
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Enjoy a generous hit of Vitamin C-rich peppers in this herb-y soup that has some cooked red lentils for extra texture and protein.
Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Cumin
We love the dark colour and complex flavour that cumin and chili powder add to this straightforward soup recipe. A fantastic way to enjoy the bounty of winter squash if you’re confused about how to use them this year.
20 Minute Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup
20-minute meals are the absolute best, and this chicken noodle soup is no exception. It’s not only easy, but contains a whole bunch of cold-fighting foods like garlic, ginger and bone broth. An immune-fortifying and delicious meal!
Lemon Spiced Red Lentil Soup
A high-protein, high-fibre dairy-free soup that is spiked with a melange of flavourful spices. Yum.
Green Goddess Vegan Broccoli Soup
This soup recipe is so delicious you’ll forget that it’s completely nourishing for you. And it’s topped with kale chips! To make this gluten-free, substitute brown rice flour, chickpea flour, or your favourite gluten-free flour into the recipe.
Spicy Bean Sprout Miso Soup
A lovely mix of crunch and spiciness, this soup can be sipped as a side dish and pairs well with either plant-based or meat dishes. And have you tried to make your own sprouts yet? It’s super easy – and inexpensive!
Roasted Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Soup
Roasting the veggies really takes the flavour of this soup to the next level.
Walnut Squash Soup in Squash Cups
How creative is this one?! It’s a dairy-free soup recipe served in roasted squash – you can eat the bowl. Amazing.
Vegan Celery Root + Apple Soup
Celery root or celeriac is a gnarled but tasty root that offers creaminess and sweetness to this dairy-free soup recipe. And, in case you’re wondering, that bright orange colour of the soup comes from anti-inflammatory turmeric!
Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Soup (Canh Chua)
A nourishing and tangy soup with a tamarind base that’s packed with fresh veggies and herbs. We’re in love.
The entire Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is dairy-free.
Creamy Pesto Soup
Yep, you can use your favourite pesto recipe in soup too!
Miso Kale Soup with Kabocha Squash Cream
A complete bowl of nourishment, including the fermented goodness of miso, the bright abundance of kale, the anti-inflammatory ginger and of course that luxurious kabocha squash cream.
Black Sesame Soup
This three-ingredient dairy-free soup recipe is nutty and sweet – and it’s for dessert.
Thai-Inspired Paleo Noodle Bowl Soup
This recipe combines the beautiful flavours of Thai food with the incredible nutrient-rich properties of bone broth (or veggie broth, if you want to make it vegan). Perfect for winter, this warming anti-inflammatory bowl uses spaghetti squash noodles, rich spices and colourful veggies.
Lentil Vegetable Soup
This soup is a full-meal with a ton of nourishing veggies and protein-rich lentils, plus there’s the addition of optional Chinese herbs to boost the healing quotient. We opt, we opt, we opt.
Creamy Whole 30 Asparagus Soup
Perfect for asparagus season, and this version has vegan, Paleo, AIP and low carb adaptations for you.
Dairy-Free Parsnip Cumin Soup
Parsnips are a root vegetable that really don’t get enough attention – so we’re happy to see them get the star treatment in this dairy-free soup recipe.
Velvety Beet Soup
The gorgeous colour will attract you – but the flavour will keep you dunking your spoon. If you’re not already a beet lover, you will be before you reach the bottom of the bowl.
Korean Seaweed Soup (Tofu Miyeok-Guk)
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
This super easy split pea soup only needs about five minutes of prep time and then 6 hours later – ta da! – you’ve got a filling meal. And, it’s a slow cooker recipe – one of our favourite kitchen tools!