Easy High-Protein Low-Fat Vegetarian Bean Soups

Vegetarian bean soup is a quick, healthy, high-fiber and high-protein meal. There are so many reasons to love making bean soup! If you use canned beans, it can be incredibly quick, and, if you use dried beans, it can be incredibly cheap. If you like cooking beans from scratch, you may want to invest in a pressure cooker to save some time. If you like making healthy, easy and homemade soups, you might also want to explore fat-free vegan soups. These soups also freeze really well. Try freezing them in individually sized containers for a quick lunch or solo dinner.

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    Mexican Spiced Black Bean Soup Recipe

    Black Bean soup sprinkled with Queso crumbled cheese
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    This simple and easy Mexican spiced black bean soup recipe is made from canned black beans and flavored with the spices including cumin, oregano, and chili powder. 

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    Vegetarian Three-Bean Taco Soup

    Three bean vegetarian taco soup
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    Perhaps one of the best things about bean soups is that they can be made so quickly with mostly canned ingredients. Of course, adding fresh ingredients is always best, but when recipes are as delicious, simple, and quick as this vegetarian three-bean taco soup, they can be forgiven for calling for canned! 

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    Pureed White Bean Soup

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    A pureed white bean soup recipe is a nice alternative to the usual bean soups. Made with flavorful celery, onions, and Italian spices, this vegetarian and vegan bean soup recipe shows that bean soups can be as simple or as gourmet, as you choose. If you like a coarser soup, you and also skip the pureeing and just slurp it up as is, but it is also quite nice when it's smoothly pureed. The soup has an unexpected taste from the Italian spices.

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    Vegan Barley and Bean Soup

    Vegetarian bean and barley soup

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    No beef, no problem. This bean and barley soup is naturally cholesterol-free and won't clog your arteries like a beef and barley soup. With plenty of nostalgic flavors and lots of veggies, this vegan barley and bean soup recipe is a full meal in a bowl.

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    Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato and Garbanzo Bean Soup

    Zuppa di Ceci, Italian chickpeas soup in bowl
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    If you're looking for something a little fancier than the average bean soup, this Tuscan sun-dried tomato and garbanzo bean soup recipe is a good one to try. Flavored with fresh rosemary and a hint of crushed red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese, this is an elegant Italian bean soup packed with texture and flavor.

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    Tortilla Soup with Kidney Beans

    Mexican tortilla soup and aguacate
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    Homemade tortilla soup is easy to make vegetarian with healthy and high fiber kidney beans for protein and kids will love the simple flavors and a cheddar cheese topping. Serve your vegetarian tortilla soup with kidney beans with extra tortilla chips and your favorite toppings like avocado, scallions, and if you like, some cheese.

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    Super Easy Black Bean Soup

    Use canned black beans and salsa to get this super easy black bean soup onto the table in just a few minutes. The cheese and sour cream are optional, so the recipe is also suitable for vegans, and, if you use water in place of the vegetable broth, it'll be gluten-free as well. If you're looking for the perfect trifecta of a cheap, quick, and tasty bean soup recipe, this is the one to go to.

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    Black Bean and Zucchini Tortilla Soup Recipe

    Black Bean Tortilla soup
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    There's something extra delicious and comforting about the combination of black beans and fresh zucchini. Add crunchy tortilla chips and a bit of cheese top it off (or not, if you're vegan), and you've got yourself one tasty and hearty soup. This black bean and zucchini soup recipe can pass as a light entree as well. 

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    Butter Bean Soup with Tomatoes and Veggies

    Vegetarian butter bean soup
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    Butter beans, or lima beans, add such a great texture to the soup because they are larger and softer than most beans. This simple vegetarian and vegan butter bean soup with tomatoes and veggies is a nutritious and soothing meal.

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    Homemade Moroccan Chickpea Stew

    Chana Masala
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    This homemade Moroccan chickpea stew is hearty and delicious. Spiced with jalapeños and sweetened with just a touch of fruit juice, this is a high-protein and low-fat bean and vegetable soup recipe that is quick and easy yet stands out from the rest.

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    Three Bean Soup With Pasta and Vegetables

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    Is it a bean soup, a vegetable soup, or a noodle soup? Yes, yes and yes! This super healthy three-bean soup with pasta and vegetables is all three, and, it's low in fat and calories while still providing so many healthy vegetables and some protein too. This one can be served as an entire meal, perhaps alongside a light green salad.