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Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta Soup

Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta Soup

Easy Pasta Soup Recipe with Sun dried Tomato & Kale

Vegan, hearty and rich sun dried tomato pasta soup. Packed with kale for added vitamins and texture, this soup is delicious and can be served with or without the plant based cream depending on preference.

Why settle for soup or pasta, but combine them to create the ultimate vegan dinner idea. This one is so comforting and perfect for either summer or autumn. You can add plant based cream at the end of the cooking process to create an even richer pasta soup if preferred.

What’s in the pasta soup?

Pasta- I’ve used Conchiglie pasta for this one as the little shells make perfect cups for holding more of that delicious soup filling. If you don’t have this pasta, feel free to use whatever you have in your cupboards.

Sun dried tomatoes – These give a sweet but rich flavour and depth to the recipe. I’ve used them in the stock by chopping them fine, but also to top the soup so you get a delicious pop of flavour.

Kale- It’s best using the leaf rather than the stalk for this recipe, so strip off the leaves and scrunch with your hands. Lot’s of people call it ‘massaging kale’ but essentially the process is just making the leaf a little easier to digest and chew.

Vegan Cream- There are so many brands that do a plant based cream alternative now, so it’s really easy to find in the shops. This makes the recipe even richer, creamier and delicious. If you don’t want to add the cream, please feel free to leave this out and just have a tomato based soup.

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Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta Soup

Sun dried Tomato and Kale Pasta Soup

Vegan, hearty and rich sun dried tomato pasta soup. Packed with kale for added vitamins and texture, this soup is delicious and can be served with or without the plant based cream depending on preference.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 2 people


  • 100 g conchiglie pasta or any dried pasta
  • 2 tbsp plant based butter
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 5 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 roasted red pepper finely chopped (I use the ones that you get in jars)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree plus a splash of boiling water
  • 1 stock cube + 1l boiling water I used the pasta water
  • 80 g kale roughly massaged and torn
  • 1 tsp each dried sage basil and parsley
  • Large pinch of salt and pepper to season

Serve with

  • Cracked black pepper
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Toasted bread
  • 100 ml plant based single cream


  • Start by getting a pot of water onto boil with a generous pinch of salt and add the pasta, leave to cook for around 8-10 mins
  • Add the vegan butter to a pot and start frying the red onion, chopped sun dried tomatoes and pepper for around 6 minutes
  • Add the minced garlic to the pot and continue to fry for a further 2-3 minutes
  • Drain the pasta, adding the water to a bowl and mix with the stock cube
  • Add the tomato purée with a spoonful of water and whisk together and leave to fry for a few minutes before adding in the vegetable stock, dried herbs and kale*
  • After a minutes of bubbling away, add the pasta and continue to heat for a minute or two before serving with sun dried tomatoes on top and cracked black pepper
  • If you're adding the vegan cream, add with the last 3 minutes of cooking as you don't want a high heat otherwise it'll curdle. Stir through and enjoy with some crunchy toast.


Top tip with the kale, remove the big stalks, roughly massage top help make it easier to cook and chew

If you like this recipe why not try my hearty harissa, cauliflower and potato stew

Chickpea and potato stew vegan

pasta soup recipe


Soy & Ginger Glazed Tenderstem

Tenderstem® oriental recipe

Garlic, Ginger and Soy Glazed Tenderstem

This simple dish takes literally minutes to prepare and is the perfect bit on the side to accompany a tasty stir fry. It’s vegan friendly, requires minimal effort and creates the perfect side dish.

Top tip: Don’t chop the stems! It’s where loads of the flavour and crunch is, and by gently boiling or steaming followed by charring makes it perfect for dipping in your tamari dressing.

Tenderstem® oriental

Charred Tenderstem with Ginger & Soy Dipping Sauce

Deliciously charred tenderstem with a garlic, ginger and soy dipping sauce topped with toasted sesame seeds. You can use this recipe as part of a stir fry or as a side plate.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 6 mins


  • 220 g Tenderstem®
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • ¼ tsp garlic minced
  • 3 cm piece of ginger grated


  • Bring a pan of water to the boil and gently simmer the Tenderstem® for around 3 minutes then take off the heat and drain the water
  • Place a griddle pan on a medium- high heat, add the sesame seeds and gently boiled tenderstem
  • Grill on each side for around 3 minutes then take off the heat
  • In a small bowl, mix the tamari, minced garlic, grated ginger and chilli flakes and mix together
  • Plate up the charred tenderstem and sesame seeds and drizzle the dressing or use as a dipping sauce