Soup

Vegetable Soup with Vegan Dumplings

Prep

20 minutes

Cook

40 minutes

Yield

5

Nothing says comfort food more than a big bowl of vegetable soup with vegan dumplings. It’s healthy, it’s warming, it’s easy (yes, dumplings can be easy), and it’ll become one of your winter go-to recipes. 

Dumplings are a broad classification for a cute bundle of joy made with pieces of dough wrapped around a filling. Fillings are classically meat, fish, or cheese, but also fruits, or sweets. Dumplings can be made in a variety of different ways such as baking, boiling, steaming, etc. but for this recipe, we’re going to not only make vegan dumplings, but dumplings that can be made easily in your vegetable soup. They’re delicious! 

vegan dumplings & vegetable soup

vegan dumplings & vegetable soup

What you’ll love about these vegan dumplings & soup

Dumplings are a comfort food celebrated all around the world, but especially in Asian cultures, and paired with this healthy vegetable soup base, they’re really tasty. If you need more convincing, here are some other reasons you’ll fall in love with this recipe: 

  • They’re easy (yep, you heard that right, dumplings often are intimidating but these aren’t)
  • They’re vegan 
  • They’re airy, fluffy & fabulous 
  • The soup broth is magical and loaded with flavour – it can also be used for other soup bases like chicken noodle soup

Who doesn’t love a recipe that makes your family think you were slaving all day in the kitchen but really it only took you minutes? I love that “wow” factor with food, obviously, but I don’t love spending hours in the kitchen on a busy day when I have work to do. This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights because of that. 

vegan dumplings & vegetable soup

vegan dumplings & vegetable soup

How to perfect this vegetable soup & vegan dumplings recipe

Some quick tips for this recipe: 

  • Let the vegetable soup base simmer a lot to develop the flavour 
  • Don’t skip the good quality herbs in your dumplings to really add a pop of flavour 
  • Sweat your vegetables out on a lower heat than blasting them on high heat, this helps with the flavour as well 
  • Switch up the vegetables in this recipe to whatever you have in your fridge – throw in kale, broccoli, squash, etc. 

This creamy recipe (without the cream) is truly SO good. And if you’re thinking these little dumplings will be hard to master? Think again. You seriously just mix together the ingredients, let them sit, then dollop them into your soup and BAM you have vegan dumplings. 

vegan dumplings & vegetable soup

Other recipes you’ll love 

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Vegetable Soup with Vegan Dumplings

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Description

This easy and healthy homemade vegetable soup with vegan dumplings is tasty, comforting, and you won’t spend all day in the kitchen!


Ingredients

For the dumplings:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

3/4  tsp salt

1 tsp fresh thyme

1/4 tsp cracked pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup warm water

For the soup:

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 medium-sized white onion, finely chopped

2 celery stalks, finely chopped

2 medium-sized carrots, finely chopped

5 stems of green onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp. vegan butter

1 heaped tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp fresh cracked pepper

1 tsp fresh thyme

1 tbsp. vegetable stock paste mixed with 1 1/2 cups boiling water

7 cups boiling water


Instructions

Start by making the dough.  Combine your flour, baking powder, sea salt and herbs. Create a well in the center of your flour mixture and pour oil and warm water into the middle.  Using a spatula fold together until sticky and well combined.  It will be wet and sticky but this is what you’re looking for. Form into a ball and place a tea towel on top and let it rest while you make your soup.

To a large pot add your olive oil and heat on medium heat for 1 minute before adding onions.  Cook the onions for 7-8 minutes or until translucent.  To the pot add your carrots, celery and green onion.  Cook them for 7-8  minutes while stirring often to avoid burning.  Scrape any brown bits that develop at the base of the pot with a wooden spoon.

To the pot, add your vegan butter and let it melt.   Add your flour and stir till everything is coated. Now season with salt and pepper and add your fresh thyme. Give everything one more stir to ensure everything is well coated with flour.  Increase heat to high and add 1 tbsp of vegetable stock paste + 1 1/1 cups of boiling to the pot.  Stir and scrape any loose bits from the bottom of the pan.  Once your water has almost reduced and the rest of the water and bring soup to a boil. Cook till the vegetables are tender.

Grab your dough mixture and using a tbsp. begin scooping little balls and dropping them into the soup.  It’s not an overly fancy or particular process, just make sure you’re using a tbsp. Cook for around 5 minutes before removing from heat.

Serve with fresh dill and your favourite vegan sour cream!


Notes

Let the vegetable soup base simmer a lot to develop the flavour

Don’t skip the good quality herbs in your dumplings to really add a pop of flavour

Sweat your vegetables out on a lower heat than blasting them on high heat, this helps with the flavour as well

Switch up the vegetables in this recipe to whatever you have in your fridge – throw in kale, broccoli, squash, etc.

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This is so delicious! I added kale to mine. It’s my first time eating dumplings in soup and this recipe is going into my collection of favorites. Thank you, Maria!

YESSS!!! I am so glad you loved it. Seriously such a favourite. I couldn’t stop eating them lol

Hehe! Yay!
I’ve just made it again 😄

YES!! How was it this time around love?!

Sally

what kind of vegetable stock base do you use? I made this with Better Than Boullion vegetable stock paste and the flavour was not great, but I certain it was because of poor stock choice. Any advice?

I use Better Than Bouillon always and it is always delicious. Do you think you ended up with a bad batch, perhaps? Hoping it works out for you next time my love!

I love vegan vegetable soup with dumplings, and that looks delicious! After reading your blog, I am thinking of making this soup tomorrow.

Cloe houriet

Great soup, Easy and Tasty! Loved it

Blair Loaiz

SO EASY AND SO DELICIOUS! ALL HAIL SOUP QUEEN!

Amy Barin

Wonderful recipe!! Great flavor. Next time I will add more veggies and make them a bit more chunky. It was my boyfriends first time trying dumplings and he said the dish is a keeper!! Thank you Maria ♥️

Yes!!! Try cauliflower, brocoli, kale, spinach etc. It’ll be terrific! So glad he liked the dumplings in the soup! So easy right?

Taylor

enjoyed this soup on a chilly day! loved lots of extra fresh dill, fresh ground pepper, and hot sauce!!! next time I will for sure top with cashew cream!!!

You’re so welcome my love! Thanks for the support. It means a lot to us!

Tabitha

I made it 3 times in one week! So good.

Hey Tabitha!! Thanks so much for the love. This soup is one of my favourites, so glad you love it too!

Kimberly

Made this soup last night and man oh man was it delicious! The broth is perfectly seasoned and warms you from the inside out! I did add some minced garlic with the green onions. Loved the dumplings and think this would be great with pasta too as a veggie noodle soup. Highly recommend when in sickness and in health! Will be making again and again!

Thank you so much for the love Kimberley!

Kristen

Who knew some dumplings bouncin’ around a boiling pot of soup could bring so much joy! 🙂 I loved making this soup and it turned out wholesome, balanced, and packed with delicious fresh flavors! I added kale and mushrooms too! Thank you for this soul warming recipe, Maria! Keep on dancing and making magic in the kitchen!

Hey Kristen!!! I am so glad you loved this recipe. It is such a favourite of mine. If you have access to vegan sour cream be sure to try that with this soup next time too!

This recipe is the BOMB!! Thank you for always brining something new! ❤️

You’re so welcome Milica! Thanks so much for the love sweet thang xxx

Jodi B

Added 3 cloves of garlic because I just love garlic.. but this soup was amazing! Exactly what I needed on this cold January day. Will definitely be making this again and adding it into my regular soup rotation. Thanks Maria!

Hey Jodi! Thanks so much for the love, so grateful you loved this soup as much as we do. Also, good call on the garlic 😉

Rebecca

So good! Finally found my go-to when I’m craving chicken noodle soup. Added corn & chili miso oil to it. Delish.

Oh my gosh, those additions sound so dope! Giving kind of Ramen ish tasting vibes, I love it!

Jasmine Solley

Made this soup on a whim and it was delicious! Hit the spot. Savory, comforting and easy to make. Excited to add different veggies next time. Loved the flavor <3 Thank you!

Thank you so much for the love Jasmine!

Mackenzie N

Another amazing soup! Really well developed flavors. Added black kale at the end and adding some beautiful colour

What a great addition, thanks so much for the love, Mackenzie!

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