Vegan Plant Based Sabzi Soup

by Jill Dalton

Vegan Plant Based Sabzi Soup

Jill Dalton
This is a soup recipe that is so filled with flavor that you will never forget it! Sabzi is a Persian dish that typically has meat but I have made a vegan version for you and also made it into a soup because that is what my family has really grown to love. They love it so much that they ask for it every week! Not only does it taste great but it is loaded with nutrition. 
5 from 1 vote
Servings 8 people
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 41 minutes
Total 56 minutes

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  • Sauté onions in 4 Tbsp water until translucent.
  • Add remaining ingredients except for the spinach.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add the spinach and cook for 25 minutes.
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Nutrition info

Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 9gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 457mgPotassium: 985mgFiber: 8gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 2437IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 5mg

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Evelyn March 27, 2017 - 8:54 pm

What is dried lime?

Jill Dalton March 27, 2017 - 11:15 pm

It is a seasoning used in some persian dishes. You might have to order it online.

Karen March 31, 2017 - 6:36 am

Jill do think you could use lime juice in place of the dried lime, or is the dried lime a stronger flavour.

Jill Dalton March 31, 2017 - 11:43 am

Dried limes are different from the juice. It is a really strong almost bitter flavor with a bit of tanginess.

Bob August 4, 2017 - 5:33 am

I’m uncertain as to the amounts or types of some of the ingredients.
Onions – Type, red, white, Spanish etc.
Potatos -Type red, white, Russet etc.
Coconut Milk – Can size.
Tomato Paste – Can size, 6 oz., 12 oz.?
Spinach – How much does 6 cups weigh?

Jill Dalton August 5, 2017 - 5:38 pm

I use white potatoes, yellow onions,13.5 oz coconut milk,6oz tomato paste,and 8 or more oz of spinach.

Susan Proctor August 24, 2017 - 3:54 pm

In place of crushed dried lime, you can chop one or two whole limes, flesh together with the rind, but you have to remove the seeds as the seeds have a bitter taste. Persian Dried lime has good taste as it is the whole fruit, i.e. with the skin.
I am Iranian and I live abroad where dried lime is not available. I use fresh lime instead as I explained above. You can also add lime juice to make the taste stronger if you like.
Coconut milk is never used in Persian cooking as there are no coconut trees in Iran! This dish, I am sure, can be cooked without any kind of milky substance.
I am vegan and I appreciate very much your recipes. Thank you for your videos.

Leigh Flanigan January 7, 2018 - 11:43 pm

Wow! Loved this soup! I used kale instead of spinach. It reminds me of a veggie filled creamy tomato soup! Yum!

Andrew Duignan July 25, 2018 - 2:42 pm

Quick question, can I use four cups of homemade vegetable broth instead of four cups of water?

Therese Sallenbach March 27, 2021 - 4:43 pm

I have to stay away from coconut milk. What is your suggestion as an alternative. Plain plant yogurt like almond, or cashew?

Jill Dalton March 27, 2021 - 5:26 pm

I would use cashew

Cate April 10, 2022 - 10:15 am

Hi, would like leaves work instead of the dried lime? Thanks for your thoughts!

Jill Dalton April 12, 2022 - 10:15 am



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