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20 Gorgeous Paleo Soup Recipes + Quick Soup Making Tips

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From glorious zucchini and garlic bisque to strawberry coconut dessert, these paleo soup recipes are as nutritious as they are mouth watering. I’ve collated twenty gorgeous paleo friendly soups you can cook up every day. And at the end I’ve provided a few handy general tips on how to make good soups. Enjoy and don’t forget to share your favourite soup recipes and ideas.

Low carb soups

Refreshing gazpacho soup

  • Grain, gluten free and dairy free
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Contains nightshades
  • Essentially no cooking required, great for entertaining, perfect on a hot day
  • Nut and egg free

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Paleo chicken tortilla soup

  • Grain, gluten and dairy free
  • Suitable for those on the budget
  • Super quick and easy to make, under 30 minutes
  • A little spicy, full of flavour
  • Great way to use bone broth
  • Nut and egg free

Ukrainian borscht with beef (aka my favourite beetroot soup)

  • Grain, gluten free and can be eaten without sour cream that’s pictured
  • Can be made without nightshades or meat
  • Suitable for those on the budget
  • Slow cooker friendly, great for batch cooking
  • Great way to use bone broth
  • Nut and egg free

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Green & lean spinach and leek soup from Rejuvenated For Life

  • Grain, gluten free and dairy free
  • Quick and easy, under 30 minutes
  • Suitable for those on the budget
  • Just add chicken on top
  • Great for detoxing and cleanses
  • Nut and egg free

Fall off the bone chicken soup with vegetables

  • Grain, gluten and dairy free
  • Can be made with sweet potato instead of white potato for those avoiding nightshades.
  • Great way to include bone broth in your meal
  • Great for batch cooking, can be made in a slower cooker
  • Nut and egg free

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Creamy mushroom, leek and thyme soup

  • Grain, gluten free and dairy free
  • Quick and easy
  • Suitable for those on the budget
  • Good for freezing and batch cooking
  • Egg free

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Croatian seafood stew from The Domestic Man

  • Grain, gluten free and dairy free
  • Contains nightshades and shellfish
  • Great for entertaining and in summer
  • High in nutrients and minerals
  • Nut and egg free

 

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Chicken & prawn Thai laksa soup

  • Grain, gluten and dairy free
  • Contains shellfish and nightshades but could be made without chilli
  • Laksa paste can be used up in curries
  • Nut and egg free

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Zucchini and garlic bisque from Living Nutrition

  • Grain, gluten free and dairy free
  • Quick and easy
  • Very pretty looking, great for entertaining
  • Nut and egg free

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Beef noodle soup with shitake and bok choy from Inspiralized as appeared on The Civilized Caveman

  • Grain, gluten free and dairy free
  • Quick and easy, under 30 minutes
  • Great way to use bone broth
  • Nut and egg free

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Creamy cauliflower soup with crispy bacon (dairy free)

  • Grain, gluten and dairy free
  • Can be made without bacon and egg whites
  • Nut free

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Higher carb soups

Sweet potato, caramelised garlic & pine nut soup

  • Grain, gluten and dairy free
  • Can be made with pumpkin and carrots
  • Vegetarian and vegan friendly
  • Good for freezing, good for entertaining
  • Egg free

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My all time favourite spicy pumpkin and coconut soup

  • Grain, gluten and dairy free
  • Can be made without chilli for those avoiding nightshades
  • Nut and egg free
  • Slow cooker friendly, good for freezing

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Cold melon and mint soup from Be Miam

  • Gluten and grain free
  • Nightshade free, contains yogurt, vegetarian friendly
  • Great for entertaining and in summer
  • Nut and egg free

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Stinging nettle soup with lemon chive crème fraiche from Sustainable Dish

  • Grain, gluten and dairy free
  • Contains nightshades (potatoes) but can be made with parsnips or artichokes
  • Great for wild foragers or those looking for something different
  • This could be made with spinach, sorrel and other greens instead

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Caldo Verde – kale and sausage soup from The Domestic Man

  • Grain, gluten and dairy free
  • Contains nightshades but can be made with sweet potato instead
  • Good for those on the budget
  • Good way to use bone broth

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New England clam chowder soup from The Domestic Man

  • Grain and gluten free
  • Contains some dairy and nightshades (white potatoes)
  • Great winter warmer

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Yoghurt soup with dates, brazil nuts and blueberries from Rejuvenated For Life

  • Gluten and grain free
  • Contains dairy, vegetarian friendly
  • Great for entertaining and in summer
  • Breakfast friendly

Strawberry coconut soup for dessert from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Just replace sugar with honey or maple syrup.

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Quick soup making tips

  • For a complete meal make sure to add some protein if the soup contains none – hard boiled eggs, sliced grilled chicken, tinned fish, sliced turkey or ham, beef jerky, etc.
  • Use good quality stock, either homemade or store purchased.
  • Soups are great for using cheaper cuts of meat and leftover vegetables.
  • Soups can be eaten for breakfast.
  • Make a big batch to freeze for later.
  • Add winter herbs such as thyme and rosemary at the start and fresh herbs such as basil and parsley at the end.
  • Add texture with raw ingredients, crispy bacon, sharp Parmesan, seeds and nuts.
  • Use bone broth in soups to make them extra nutritious.
  • Don’t add too much salt at the beginning, just enough to season the meat or veggies when starting out. The liquid will reduce during cooking and you might end up with saltier soup than desired. Taste for salt towards the end and add more than. Also remember that adding things like Parmesan cheese, bacon, anchovies, capers and store bought stock will add saltiness.
  • If heating up canned or boxed soup, add the following to freshen and spice them up: freshly chopped spinach, kale or spring onion, fresh arugula (rocket), sliced grilled chicken or crumbled bacon, sliced hard boiled egg or poached egg, caramelised onions, grated sharp cheddar or Parmesan, spoonful of ricotta or yogurt, fresh herbs like parsley or basil, cracked pepper, chili and fresh lime, grated carrot or beetroot, finely diced red peppers and tomatoes.
  • Freeze homemade stock in ice-cube trays or small containers.

More useful tips & links:

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How to make homemade chicken stock

How to make homemade vegetable stock

How to make bone broth from Sarah Wilson

Soup left out overnight: is it safe to eat? (because I always wondered about that)

5 simple tips for freezing any soup

8 Comments
  1. HI,
    I don’t understand why many of these are called “Paleo” soups since they have cheese in them and dairy is not a Paleo food. Can you explain?

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