This Vegan Chili Verde Soup is full of spicy flavor but it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Let it simmer for a few minutes and dinner is served. Plus, this recipe packs in lots of protein and fiber without meat!

vegan chili verde soup

This is the kind of soup I make at least a couple of times a month. It’s ridiculously easy and with the exception of avocado, it’s made from a handful of staples that I can keep in my pantry at all times.

Although this recipe only takes 5 minutes of prep, it tastes like you’ve been cooking this soup all day. The trick? Salsa verde. Adding salsa to the broth of the soup creates a base with tons of flavor. 

The best salsa verde brands

  • I typically by Herdez salsa which is either sold in glass jars or cans.
  • I also like Trader Joe’s salsa verde.
  • If you can’t find either of those, just look for a mild green salsa.

vegan chili verde soup

Tips for perfect vegan chili verde soup

  • Cannellini beans are sometimes called white kidney beans. You can also substitute great northern beans, if needed.
  • Salsa can be high in sodium, so be mindful of the salt content, if necessary.
  • I like to use low sodium vegetable broth so I can control the saltiness of the soup.
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Vegan Chili Verde Soup

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 5 cups soup 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

This Vegan Chili Verde Soup is a twist on a traditional white chicken chili! This dish packs in lots of protein and fiber without meat!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15oz can cannellini, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the broth, cannellini beans, chickpeas, salsa, cumin, and chili powder to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Dice the avocado just before serving.
  5. Divide the soup into bowls and top with avocado.

Notes

  • Cannellini beans are sometimes called white kidney beans.
  • Salsa can be high in sodium, so be mindful of the salt content, if necessary.
  • I like to use low sodium vegetable broth so I can control the saltiness of the soup.

Keywords: Vegan chili verde soup

Alex and I ate ours with some tortilla chips sprinkled on top and it ended up being a pretty filling lunch. You could also serve this as a side dish with tacos. As a side, you could easily serve four people. As a main dish, this was perfect for the two of us!

vegan chili verde soup

What toppings would you add to this chili?

This recipe was originally posted in January 2015. Updated June 2019.