Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup

Do you have childhood memories of savoring warm bowls of chicken noodle soup when you were sick? The jury is still out on whether or not chicken noodle soup will cure the common cold. But this recipe is full of vegetables and seasoned with dill, thyme†and turmeric, which are all known to have a variety of health benefits.

This vegan ďchickenĒ noodle soup is excellent with only the veggies and noodles. You can also add tofu or seitan for some extra protein. Seitan, or vital wheat gluten, is made by removing the starch from wheat flour so just the gluten remains. Itís high in protein and adds an interesting texture thatís similar to chicken. But if youíre sensitive to gluten, simply leave it out of the recipe. You can also use gluten-free noodles.

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Yields 8 Servings

Vegan "Chicken" Noodle Soup

Warm up with a bowl of this flavorful, vegan version of the cold- and flu-busting classic.

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons canola or other oil
  • 2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 8-ounce (228 grams) package of spaghetti noodles, gluten free or other type
  • 8-ounce (228 gram) package of firm tofu, cut into small cubes (optional)
  • 6- to 10-ounce (170 to 283 gram) can of seitan, diced (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a soup pot on medium heat, fry the onions, celery, and bay leaves in the oil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the carrots, garlic, dill, thyme, turmeric, salt, and pepper and fry for another 10 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Add the water, parsley, and tofu or seitan if using, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Break up the dry spaghetti noodles into 1- or 2-inch (2.5 or 5 centimeter) segments. In a separate pot, cook the noodles as per the directions on the package. Drain well and put individual servings in each bowl, then pour the finished soup overtop.

Notes

If you don't expect to have leftovers, it's fine to mix the noodles straight into the main soup pot. But if you're keeping any for later, it's best to keep the noodles separate so they don't soak up extra both while sitting in the soup.

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