16 best spring soup recipes featuring the season’s brightest and lightest produce

Just because winter is over doesn’t mean soup season is too. Yes, we’re excited about colorful patties, crunchy salads, refreshing cocktails, and all grilled with spring’s lightest and brightest produce. But we’ll also be making the case for spring soups – big pots of fresh cucumber soup, cozy vichyssoise with potatoes and leeks, hearty cabbage and sausage soup, and bowls of broth with ramps. Since the spring weather can sometimes give you a kick-ass feeling, cool down or warm up with these versatile spring soup recipes.

1. Thai flavored asparagus soup with coconut milk

When those perfect little green sprouts start showing up at the farmer’s market, I stock up on asparagus and use them in every way, starting with this fragrant soup that’s vegan to boot. It gets its smoothness from coconut milk and even more flavor from lemongrass and ginger.

2. Roasted Carrot Soup

In the center of each stall of spring products are carrots. Yes, you can easily get them all year round, but they taste and look better once the snow has melted and the robins are chirping. Carrots are first roasted then lightly boiled with ginger, thyme and onions before being mashed to make the ultimate seasonal comfort food.

3. Nigel Slater’s Mint Pea Soup with Parmesan Toast

This soup sings the praises of spring. It’s everything we love about the season. Fresh peas, shredded lettuce, mint leaves and grated Parmesan cheese float in a robust chicken broth made for dipping.

4. Green Minestrone with Lime and Arugula Meatballs

The advantage of a minestrone soup is its flexibility. You can add any vegetable depending on what you have in your fridge, what’s in season, or what looks good at the farmer’s market.

5. Miso Roasted Carrot Soup

This is a fairly classic carrot soup, with the exception of one key ingredient: white miso. It brings savory, umami flavor to every spoonful.

6. Cabbage, Italian Sausage and Orzo Soup with Parmesan

Change up the way you serve cabbage with this rib soup recipe, perfect for cold spring days.

7. 3 ingredient potato and leek soup

Vichyoissie soup has the (justified) reputation of being too difficult. Luckily, this three-ingredient version, which uses seasonal leeks, is just the opposite.

8. Yogurt soup with cucumbers and walnuts

Refresh yourself with this refreshing and tangy soup made with Persian cucumbers, lemon juice and a small bunch of dill or mint.

9. Spinach tortellini soup by Joanna Gaines

If there’s anyone who knows how to cook a delicious dinner for a family, it’s Joanna Gaines. This spring soup recipe transforms a packet of cheese tortellini. Fire-roasted tomatoes, cannellini beans, baby spinach and fresh herbs add weight and flavor (so much flavor).

ten. Potato-leek soup with spicy chickpeas

A delicious twist on the traditional vichyssoise soup, this recipe features a crisp garnish of leek leaves and chickpeas cooked in paprika, coriander and cumin. “When served together, these little additions make the soup sing,” writes recipe creator Chetna Makan.

11. Cold cucumber and avocado soup with mango salsa

Somewhere between guacamole and gazpacho is this fresh soup with punchy notes of lime juice, freshly shucked corn, cucumbers and green onions. Thanks to the creamy texture of the avocado, it is also completely vegan.

12. Parmesan Bubbling Bean Soup

You can’t go wrong with bean soup on a cold spring night. It’s filled in all the right ways and stuffed with our favorite veggies.

13. Spinach and coriander soup with tahini and lemon from Samin Nosrat

Let Samin Nosrat develop the recipe for what could very well be our all-time favorite spring soup recipe.

14. White bean soup with garlic and parsley from Marcella Hazan

A totally vegan and protein soup that comes together in 10 minutes? I listen!

15. Tomato soup with a whole head of garlic

Prepare this soup when spring begins to lean into summer and the cherry tomatoes are at their peak.

16. Yi Jun Loh One-Pot Coconut Water ABC Soup

We didn’t expect a soup as simple as this – just coconut water, tomatoes and root vegetables – to taste as good as it does.