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Vegetarian Soup Dumplings

Warming fall and winter chicken and dumplings dish puts a healthy, vegan spin on an old southern classic. Same flavors of traditional chicken and dumplings, using tofu instead of meat to lighten up the dish.
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 284kcal


For The Dumplings

  • 1 ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • 1 Cup Water

For The Vegan Soup

  • 12 Oz. Extra Firm Tofu Organic
  • 1 Tsp. Fresh Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp. Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Medium Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic Or 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Celery Stalks Chopped
  • 1 ½ Cup Diced Carrots
  • 2 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Cup All Purpose Flour


  • Wrap the tofu and paper towel multiple times and let it sit for 30 - minutes to 1 hour so that it may soak up the liquid.
    Next, cut the tofu into bite size pieces. Season with salt (lightly) and set aside.
    In a large bowl, add in the flour, salt, baking powder, tofu, and water. Mix well and set aside. 
    In the meantime, add the heat the oil and cook the tofu for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking at the bottom of the pan.
    Tofu in hot oil
  • Next, add the celery, garlic, onions, and carrots. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the flour, milk, and water. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then add fresh parsley. Stir and bring to a boil.
    Mixed vegetables in pot with tofu
  • Once the broth starts to boil, add in the dumplings. Use an ice cream scoop to help main an even size.
    dumplings cooking
  • Cover and bring to a simmer on medium low heat for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!
    Vegan Dumpling Soup in bowl


**** Calories are estimated per serving


Serving: 6People | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 11g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 6mg