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Gochujang Soup (Vegan & GF)

This healthy Gochujang soup is an easy vegan soup option that is ready in 20 minutes and requires less than 10 ingredients! It is also gluten free and family friendly.
Course Soup, Main Course
Cuisine American, korean
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 426kcal


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch scallions white and pale-green parts chopped, dark-green parts reserved for garnish
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1- inch piece of ginger peeled and grated
  • 2 + 1/2 tablespoons gochujang korean hot pepper paste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth 900 ml
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4-5 parsnips 1 bag, peeled and chopped into 1 inch piece
  • 5-6 carrots peeled and chopped into 1 inch piece


  • Crispy Chickpeas
  • Coconut cream
  • Scallion greens


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the scallion, garlic and ginger, saute till everything is fragrant, about a minute.
  • Add the 2 tablespoons gochujang paste and the vegetables and stir till the vegetables are well coated.
  • Add in the broth, coconut milk and gently simmer until the vegetables are tender but not mushy about 12-15 minutes.
  • Garnish with crispy chickpeas, coconut cream, and scallion greens. You can stir in the remaining ½ table gochujang.


When it comes to using Gochujang, a little goes a long way but feel free to modify the spice level based on your personal tolerance.
If you love a good chunky soup, you can keep as is. Otherwise, you can use an immersion blender to blend it up for a thick pureed soup!


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Sodium: 1024mg | Potassium: 1115mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 13270IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg