10 Easy High-Protein Low-Fat Vegetarian Bean Soups to Try

If you're looking for a low-fat vegetarian or vegan bean soup recipe, try one of these. Vegetarian bean soup is a quick, healthy, high-fiber and high-protein meal. There are so many reasons to love making bean soup! If you use canned beans, it can be incredibly quick, and, if you use dried beans, it can be incredibly cheap! If you like cooking beans from scratch, you may want to invest in a pressure cooker to save some time. Like making healthy, easy and homemade soups? You might also want...MORE to check out these 8 fat-free vegan soups.

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    Black Bean soup sprinkled with Queso crumbled cheese
    Black Bean soup sprinkled with Queso crumbled cheese photo by FreezeFrameStudio Getty Images

    This simple and easy vegetarian black bean soup recipe is made from canned black beans and flavored with the spices of Mexico, including cumin, oregano and chili powder. 

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    Three bean vegetarian taco soup
    Three bean vegetarian taco soup photo by Curt Pickens / Getty Images

    Perhaps one of the best things about bean soups is that they can be made so quickly with mostly canned ingredients. Of course, adding fresh ingredients is always best, but when recipes are as delicious, simple and quick as this taco soup, they can be forgiven for calling for canned! 

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    Pureed white bean soup photo by Foodcollection / Getty Images

    This white bean soup recipe is a nice alternative to the usual bean soups. Made with flavorful celery, onions and Italian spices, this vegetarian and vegan bean soup recipe show that bean soups can be as simple or as gourmet, as you choose. If you like a coarser soup, you and also skip the pureeing and just slurp it up as is, but it is also quite nice smoothly pureed. It has an unexpected taste and texture. 

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    Vegetarian bean and barley soup
    Vegetarian bean and barley soup by Foodcollection / Getty Images

    Who needs beef? This bean and barley soup is naturally cholesterol-free and won't clog your arteries like a beef and barley soup. With plenty of nostalgic flavors and lots of veggies, this bean and barley soup recipe is a full meal in a bowl.

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    Vegetarian Tuscan bean soup
    Vegetarian Tuscan bean soup.

    If you're looking for something a little fancier than the average bean soup, this Italian garbanzo bean soup recipe with sun dried tomatoes is a good one to try. Flavored with fresh rosemary and a hint of crushed red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese, this is an elegant Italian bean soup packed with texture and flavor.

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    Vegetarian tortilla soup with red kidney beans
    Vegetarian tortilla soup with red kidney beans.

    Homemade tortilla soup is easy to make vegetarian with healthy and high fiber kidney beans for protein and kids will love the simple flavors and a cheddar cheese topping. Serve your vegetarian tortilla soup with extra tortilla chips, of course! If you like tortilla soup, you might also want to try this similar black bean vegetarian tortilla soup recipe

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    Use canned black beans and salsa to get this simple black bean soup onto the table in just a few minutes. The cheese and sour cream are optional, so the recipe is also suitable for vegans, and, if you use water in place of the vegetable broth, it'll be gluten-free as well.  If you're looking for the perfect trifecta of a cheap, quick, and tasty bean soup recipe, this is the one to go to. Bookmark it now.

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    Black bean tortilla soup
    Black bean tortilla soup

    There's something extra delicious and comforting about the combination of black beans and fresh zucchini. Add crunchy tortilla chips and a bit of cheese top it off (or not, if you're vegan), and you've got yourself one heckuva soup. This black bean soup recipe can pass as a light entree as well. 

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    Vegetarian butter bean soup
    Vegetarian butter bean soup photo by Silvia Jansen / Getty Images

    Butter beans, or lima beans, add such a great texture to a soup, being larger and softer than most beans. This simple vegetarian and vegan bean soup recipe are made with tomatoes and lots of veggies for a nutritious and soothing meal.

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    Moroccan chickpea stew
    Moroccan chickpea stew photo by Jasmin A / Getty Images

    Here's a unique healthy bean soup recipe: a Moroccan spiced hearty vegetable stew with chickpeas also called garbanzo beans. Spiced with jalapenos and sweetened with just a touch of fruit juice, this is a high-protein and low-fat bean and vegetable soup recipe that is quick and easy, yet stands out from the rest.

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    Bean soup
    Bean soup photo by Claudia Totir/Getty Images

    Is it a bean soup? A vegetable soup or a noodle soup? Yes, yes and yes! This super healthy three bean soup with vegetables and pasta is all three, and, it's low in fat and calories while still providing so many healthy vegetables and some protein too. This one can be served as an entire meal, perhaps alongside a light green salad. 

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    If you like these quick, easy and healthy vegetarian bean soup recipes, check out some more simple vegetarian meals, including easy tofu recipes, vegetarian dinners, vegetarian casseroles, and of course, plenty of quick, easy and healthy desserts!