This hearty Tomato, Carrot, Brussels Sprouts Soup is not only loaded with veggies and flavor, it’s also loaded with nutrient dense, hearty healthy goodness! I’ll bet you’ve never had Brussels sprouts in a soup, but they are delicious served this way.
This soup is warm, creamy, and savory with a little bit of sweetness and spice. Lots of veggies, beans, and nut butter make this a delicious and comforting soup you will want to have all winter.
This is the kind of soup where you can add what you have on hand so no need to go to the store if you don’t have every ingredient. It was inspired by Dr. Fuhrman.
Although I have Dr. Fuhrman’s book, Eat for Health, and I love the recipes, I don’t always have everything that’s called for. So, I improvise with what I have. It’s hard to fail with most soups and easier to use up what you have on hand.
While your here, check out these plant-based recipes:
- Green Berry Smoothie
- Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto with Basil Pesto
- Arugula, Orange Fennel Salad
- Tempeh Reuben Sandwich
- Potato Gratin with Jalapeño & Tempeh Bacon
For this recipe, I had carrots, onion, Brussels sprouts, lentils, beans, and home-grown beets. Using veggies from my garden always make dishes even more delightful.
Many of Dr. Fuhrman’s recipes call for carrot juice and I did use that here, but it adds sweetness and if you don’t like that in a soup, use water or veggie broth instead.
I actually found organic carrot juice in a jar from Lakewood brand. It may not be as fresh as freshly squeeze but may be easier for you.
You can substitute vegetable broth if you don’t have carrot juice.
If you don’t have everything you need for this hearty, plant-based soup, use what you do have and up your nutrient density for the day.
Mix n match with these main ingredients:
- Liquid: broth, water, carrot juice,
- Vegetables: cruciferous or root veggies of your choice.
- Beans: lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans
Enjoy! I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below for this Tomato, Carrot, Brussels Sprouts recipe! If you have a photo, post it on Instagram, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking in your caption, and I won’t miss it!
This recipe is Certified Plantricious because it meets the following guidelines.
The Trusted Seal for
- Must be whole food plant-based, contains no animal products
- May be minimally processed
- No added oil
- No added sugars
- No artificial additives or preservatives
- Sodium (mg) to Calories ratio, 1 ≤ 1
- Total Fiber to Calories, 2g ≥ 100 calories
Tomato, Carrot, Brussels Sprouts Soup
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth (Trader Joe's brand) or water for sauteing (or 1/4 cup homemade)
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 2 carrots peeled and cut into rounds
- 1 large beet peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes
- 3 cups brussels sprouts cut in half or fourths
- 4 cups water or vegetable broth
- 2 cups carrot juice or vegetable broth
- 1/3 cup uncooked green lentils
- 1/2 cup uncooked red lentils
- 1/2 cup kidney beans canned no salt Eden brand
- 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1/3 tsp Ceylon cinnamon*
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 2 Tbl almond or peanut butter
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pot, sauté the onions and garlic in 1/4 cup of water or vegetable broth until wilted.
- Add the cinnamon and garam masala and stir.
- Add the rest of the chopped vegetables and sauté a few more minutes.
- Add the red and green lentils, water or vegetable broth, carrot juice, tomato sauce, beans, and nut butter.
- Simmer soup, covered for 30-45 minutes until the vegetables are crisp tender and the lentils are soft.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
I made this yesterday, and it turned out wonderfully. I didn’t use carrot juice — it’s not something I generally have in my pantry — rather, a combination of broth and water. Full of flavor, and it’s a nice, warming, hearty bowlful on a blustery day like today. Oh, and out house smelled great all day long! Thank you…
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I love the smell of cooking soups, especially when cinnamon and garam masala are involved. 🙂
I made this with left over carrots and brussel sprouts. I didn’t have green lentils, carrot juice or a large both but it was still very tasty and will definitely make it again.
I’m glad you enjoyed it and happy to see you made it your own. Soups are great the way you can add or subtract just about any ingredient and they usually work well. 🙂
Julia A. Roman
Can this soup be preserved though pressure canning
Unfortunately, I’m not familiar enough with canning to know the answer. It sounds like a good idea, though.
Very nice! I didn’t have tomato sauce, so I used a good quality tomato basil pasta sauce. Didn’t have any beets, just put in more Brussels sprouts. Used tahini instead or peanut butter. Thank you very much!
Hey Maggie, You’re welcome! I love that you improvised with what you had on hand!