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overhead image of a blue bowl filled with root vegetable soup topped with red chili flakes, crushed nuts, and fresh herbs with two spoons on the side

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup (Vegan)

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 52 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Full of vegetables and quick to make, this Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Soup is the perfect comfort food recipe for easy meals you’ll love!


Units Scale
  • 1 1/4 pounds root vegetables (parsnips, sweet potatoes, and/or beets), peeled and diced (See notes)
  • 2 large carrots (150 grams), peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/22 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (or 2 cloves)
  • 3 1/24 cups (475 to milliliters) chicken broth or vegetable broth (See notes)
  • Optional: 2-3 Tablespoons creamy nut butter or unsalted butter
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
  • Optional: 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 cup light coconut milk, unsweetened non- dairy milk, or non-dairy cream
  • Sea Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: crushed nuts, red pepper, herbs


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes or until they are fragrant.


Feel free to use one type of root vegetable or a combination of them.

The amount of broth used will need to be adjusted depending on the vegetables used. For thinner soup, add more broth.

No blender? Use an immersion blender to puree the mixture in the pot instead. Make sure to use a large pot or stock pot to prevent splatter.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 42 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 270
  • Sugar: 7.6 g
  • Sodium: 688.3 mg
  • Fat: 20.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
  • Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: soup, root vegetables, vegetables, vegan, vegetarian, comfort food