Vegetable Soup

by Jill Dalton

It is officially Fall (here) which means that it is time for soup. What better way to start the season than with a delicious Plant Based Vegan Vegetable Soup. This soup can either be made to be light and brothy or thicker and more robust depending on your preference just by cutting the vegetable stock. This recipe was inspired by a friend asking us, “Can you just show me how to make a super simple vegetable soup that I can make myself?”

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Vegetable Soup

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Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.8/5
( 52 voted )


1 large onion, diced
3 stalks of celery, diced
3 carrots, diced
3 potatoes (8oz), diced
1 -16 (453g) ounce bag frozen spinach
1- 6 (170g) ounce can tomato paste
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 1/2 tablespoons tamari
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-2 liters vegetable stock (2 if you prefer brothy soup, 1 if you prefer thicker soup)


*NOTE: This recipe can also be made on the stovetop by cooking in a large soup pot on medium high heat for about 40 minutes.

  1. Push the Sauté button on your Instant Pot
  2. Add the onions and sauté until slightly browned.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot.
  4. Close with the lid and turn the vent to seal.
  5. Pressure Cook for 17 minutes.
  6. Keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.


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Brooks October 16, 2021 - 10:25 am

Jill, FYI, I think you mixed up the vegetable stock instruction. “1-2 liters vegetable stock (1 if you prefer brothy soup, 2 if you prefer thicker soup)”. Shouldn’t that be the opposite?

Kaila Lemos October 16, 2021 - 10:51 am

It smells delicious! I was planning on making soup anyways and I had all of the ingredients already. It’s in the instant pot as we speak and I can not wait to dig in. Our house loves your cookbook! Can’t wait for the second one.

James Kniskern October 16, 2021 - 12:19 pm

Please delete this comment when you have read it…
In the veggie stock line above, I think you have your numbers crossed. 2 = more brothy soup, 1 = thicker soup. 🙂

Jill Dalton October 17, 2021 - 8:41 am

Thank you for catching that.

Maria Fortson October 17, 2021 - 8:40 pm

Jill do you do a quick release on the steam valve or let the pressure come down naturally?

Jill Dalton October 21, 2021 - 7:25 pm

I let the steam come down naturally but either method works.

Maribeth October 18, 2021 - 2:27 am

This was absolutely delicious!

Carmel J Frazier October 18, 2021 - 7:23 am

I have all the ingredients and it’s 32 degrees in the middle of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this morning. Soup sounds so good today! Thank you for these recipes!

Renee October 20, 2021 - 9:35 am

Can you offer imperial units? I make my broth and don’t measure in liters. Also, fall is lowercase as seasons are lower case.

Sophie Murfitt June 17, 2022 - 4:10 am

In love with this soup! Thank you SO much!


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