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

Vegetarian bean soup is a quick, healthy, high-fiber and high-protein meal. One of the things I love about making bean soup is that if you use canned beans it can be incredibly quick, and, if you use dried beans, it can be incredibly cheap! Like making healthy, easy and homemade soups? You might also want to check out these 8 fat-free vegan kinds of soup.

If you're looking for a low-fat vegetarian or vegan bean soup recipe, try one of these.

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

    Another simple and easy vegetarian black bean soup recipe made from canned black beans. Flavored with the spices of Mexico - cumin, oregano and chili powder - this is a flavorful and versatile black bean soup.

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    Pureed white bean soup photo by Foodcollection / Getty Images

    This 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. Sometimes when I make this white bean soup recipe, I skip the pureeing and just slurp it up as a soup, but it is also quite nice smoothly pureed. It's 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 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. 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 zucchini, at least in my opinion. 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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    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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    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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    Bean soup
    Bean soup photo by Claudia Totir/Getty Images

    Three bean soup with vegetables and pasta. Is it a bean soup? A vegetable soup or a noodle soup? Yes, yes and yes! This super healthy 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.

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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!