Spring is almost here, and that means that soup season is coming to an end. I wanted to be sure that I could squeeze in one final plant based soup recipe with this vegan chicken noodle soup! This jackfruit noodle soup has quickly become a staple soup recipe for me, because it is incredibly simple, and so delicious! I am also obsessed with this vegan jackfruit soup, because you can serve it to vegans and non vegans and all will love! There's no better complement to a vegan than when a non vegan asks for a vegan recipe, and let me tell you, everyone wanted this recipe! If you're interested in other vegan recipes that non vegans will love, check out some of my other go-to crowd pleasing recipes!
How to make vegan chicken noodle soup:
There are so many reasons to love soup, but one of my favorite reasons is the simplicity. I am all for a good simple recipe, and this jackfruit noodle soup is exactly that! This one pot vegan chicken noodle soup recipe can be made in less than thirty minutes, and is pressure cooker friendly! That's right this can be an instant pot vegan chicken noodle soup recipe! In order to make this recipe in the Instant pot, or in my case Ninja Foodi, all you have to do is add all the ingredients together and cook on high for 8 minutes! However, if you're planning to make this recipe on a stove top there will be a couple steps. It will still be extremely simple, however you will have to do a little more hands on cooking!
I would consider myself a realest when it comes to vegan food. For example, I know that seitan does not taste/feel like meat. Do I still eat it and love it? Absolutely! Very rarely are there times that I eat a vegan dish like vegan cheese, or meat, and genuinely feel like it's the real thing. This jackfruit noodle soup is one of those times. I honestly can say that this soup was mind blowing. The best part is that it only took a couple ingredients that you probably already have on hand!
Why make this jackfruit noodle soup:
Like I said before, this vegan chicken noodle soup is perfect for new vegans, or serving to non vegans, but why else should you make this jackfruit noodle soup? Well, for starters this soup is made with some of the healthiest ingredients out there. What do I mean by this? If you're new here then let me fill you in on a fact about all my recipes - they're all whole foods plant based! I was so excited to make this plant based chicken noodle soup, because I knew that it could be done with healthy nourishing ingredients. Therefore if you're looking to start making more simple healthy recipes this is the perfect vegan soup for you!
How to make vegan chicken noodle soup low sodium:
As much as I love young jackfruit, there is one issue I have with it: It's loaded with sodium. Since you can only find young jackfruit in a can (I believe), it contains lots of added salt. However, I have figured out a way to desalt the jackfruit which allows you to make a low sodium vegan chicken noodle soup! I do this by straining and rinsing the jackfruit, then adding to a bowl or pot of hot water. You can either microwave it for 10 minutes, or cook it on the stove for 10 minutes like I did. Once hot, strain and rinse again. This cuts the sodium in half if not more! I do this with any ingredients that come in a can such as olives, artichokes, etc.
Keys to making the best homemade vegan chicken noodle soup:
Although this is a simple vegan chicken noodle soup recipe, there are a few key things to keep in mind while creating this recipe. First and foremost: use the right seasonings. While developing this recipe I played around with the seasonings that I used, and It is absolutely key to stick to the spices listed for this recipe. Normally I encourage you to play around with the spices, because they're a great way to incorporate more nutrients. However the sage and the parsley in this recipe work together to create the ultimate vegan chicken flavor!
The second key to successfully making this jackfruit noodle soup is to make sure to incorporate a fat ingredient. I try to make my recipes low-fat generally, and this plant based chicken noodle soup is definitely still low-fat. However it is important to add a little fat (in this case the coconut milk and cashew butter) to give the soup the classic flavor we know and love.
Last, but not least, use a healthy pasta! I do not eat a 100% gluten-free diet, because I do not have a gluten allergy. However I love creating gluten-free recipes! This gluten-free vegan chicken noodle soup is made with bean based pasta! I love bean based pasta, because it's high in fiber and protein, and made with usually just one ingredient!
Is this plant based soup gluten-free?
This jackfruit noodle soup recipe is gluten-free! If you're like me and you don't have a gluten allergy, you can make this recipe using a quality whole foods plant based pasta. I have made this recipe gluten-free, and with whole wheat, and both ways turned out absolutely fantastic. If making this vegan chicken noodle soup gluten-free, make sure that you are using a healthy pasta. What do I mean healthy pasta? Just because something has a gluten-free label does not mean it's healthy, so make sure that you take a peek at the nutrition label to determine if that pasta is actually healthy, or it's just marketing.
Ingredients for this Jackfruit Noodle Soup Recipe:
- Young jackfruit
- Unsalted or low sodium vegetable broth
- Gluten-free bow tie pasta
- Black pepper
- Lite coconut milk
- Cashew butter
Jackfruit Noodle Soup
- 1 Pressure Cooker optional
- Begin by dicing your onions, mincing the garlic, and slicing the celery and carrots.
- In a pot add a bit of vegetable broth. Turn the heat on high and add the vegetables, cook until they soften.
- Add the jackfruit, nutritional yeast, and herbs.
- Add coconut milk and cashew butter, continue to mix.
- Add remaining ingredients plus 1 cup of water and cook until pasta has softened. Serve and enjoy!