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One-Pot Chicory Greens Soup

One-Pot Chicory Greens Soup | Well and Full | #vegan #soup #recipe

Today’s recipe is the type of quick, impromptu meal I find myself making most often in my day-to-day life. I just love throwing together a quick, easy soup for a healthy and nutritious meal. This recipe also calls for only one pot, so it’s easy on the clean-up side, too. It’s not that I’d call this a lazy recipe, but it’s definitely for the times you want something healthy but don’t feel like spending a ton of time in the kitchen. Which I think, as a recipe developer, you’re always trying to find a balance between. Some of my recipes are definitely more labor-intensive (like these agnolotti), and others are super simple, like this one. The key is making a recipe involved enough so that it’s unique to you, but easy enough so that it’s accessible to all.

I think, in many ways, I’m still trying to find that balance for myself / this space. Having not gone to culinary school, I’m still learning every time I test a recipe for Well and Full. This blog, as much as it is a resource for plant-based recipes, is also a documentary of my culinary journey. I’m still finding my culinary “voice”, if you will.

But this is where you – as a reader – come in.

Whether you’ve emailed me or commented on this blog, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your feedback. If you’ve been a silent reader up until this point, I welcome you to give me feedback, and let me know what types of recipes you look for when you come to this space. Would you like to see more quick, 30-minute recipes? Or do you dig recipes that are a little more involved? Or a mixture of both? I’d love to know what you think!

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One-Pot Chicory Soup

This one pot chicory soup takes less than 30 minutes to throw together - perfect for an easy weeknight meal when you're in the mood for something healthy and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 -4


The Veggies

  • 1 Medium White Onion chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for sauté
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots chopped
  • 2 Stalks Celery chopped
  • Two Handfuls Chicory Greens chopped

The Pasta

  • 2 Cups Whole Grain or GF pasta dry

The Broth

  • 4 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Old Bay optional but recommended


  • Start by bringing a glug of olive oil to medium heat in your pot. Add in chopped onion, carrots, and celery, and sauté until onions are translucent (about 5-10 minutes).
  • Once onions are done, add in vegetable stock and water, and bring to a boil.
  • Once broth is boiling, add in the pasta.
  • Let broth simmer for as long as pasta needs to cook, according to the package's directions.
  • Once pasta is al dente, add in salt, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning to taste.
  • Right before serving, add in chicory greens.
  • Serve in bowls; enjoy!

One-Pot Chicory Greens Soup | Well and Full | #vegan #soup #recipe


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  • Reply
    Pure Ella
    May 24, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Loving this recipe and these interesting Chicory greens (which I have yet to try #foodbloggerfail ;))
    I love this journey of food discovery – it may always just be about discovery and being curious and playing with food… isn’t that the best part? ;)
    xo ella

    • Reply
      May 24, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Discovering new foods IS the best part! :D Thanks Ella!

  • Reply
    Amy | The Whole Food Rainbow
    May 24, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    5 stars
    I love ALL the recipes you’ve done so far Sarah, I love a mix of super easy and more sophisticated, and imbwetween! I love your passion and knowledge of Japanese food too and the way you make all food look so aspirationally beautiful. This recipe is refreshing too as there’s something very real and everyday about it, I love your reference to the dark foliage from the chicory greens, that’s so lovely. I’ve never heard of chicory greens are they like kale? Anyway, I’m excited about where you will take things if you do have to permanently change your relationship with what you eat because I totally know whatever you do wil be fantastic xxx

    • Reply
      May 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Aww thank you so much for your feedback, Amy! And chicory greens are kind of like dandelion greens, a little bitter, but tamed when they’re cooked, like in this soup! :D

  • Reply
    Tessa | Salted Plains
    May 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    This is my favorite type of meal to make – nourishing and simple. I am so intrigued about the chicory greens and now will be on the hunt to find them! Lovely, Sarah!

    • Reply
      May 25, 2016 at 8:34 am

      Thanks Tessa!! :D

  • Reply
    May 25, 2016 at 7:36 am

    My kinda food – simple, plants, delicious!
    After 2 years of blogging I’m still finding my feet too, so I can relate.
    I like that your recipes are achieveable and that’s what I’m drawn to, but I can’t speak for everyone else ;)
    Take care

    • Reply
      May 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Thanks for your feedback, Kimberly :) Hope you have a great week!

  • Reply
    May 25, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Dear Sarah,
    just like somebody said above, all your recipes are great and I love your attitude to food, to eating in a mindful way. I am really drawn lately to simpler recipes, not (only) because I am lazy. The main reason is that I’d like to make the most use of the magnificent foods that the nature has blessed us with. I’m a great lover of kale, for instance, and I think that this is a perfect example: it is already so full of goodness that you don’t need to construct “baroque” recipes around it, just add a few things to bring out its glory. So, yeah, 30-minute recipes are awesome as they show that you can be quick yet still mindful about eating and meeting all your nutritional needs.
    Have a wonderful day! :)

    • Reply
      May 28, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much for your feedback, Katya!! I think I’ve been getting more into the simpler recipes because they’re more indicative of my day-to-day cooking style. And I know a lot of people are busy nowadays and don’t have two hours to spend on a meal, but still want something healthy and nutritious! And it also just lets the ingredients shine on their own, like you said. :)

  • Reply
    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    May 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Mmmm meal perfection! Or more like make once and have for many meals perfection! The decision between simple and fancy is a hard one as a blogger. Sometimes I make really pretty unique things but know that the likelihood of people actually recreating them is slim, but I do it anyways. Although I’ve certainly found that simple is my favorite, and as I’m not very good at savory meals more easy options for that are always appreciated :)

    • Reply
      May 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      It’s funny, because I’m not very good at sweet foods, so I appreciate it when other bloggers have simple recipes on that front!! :D Thanks for your feedback Natalie!

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    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    May 27, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I totally feel you about finding your culinary voice! I think it is harder to articulate your own voice than to look at someone else’s blog and be able to pinpoint what they are saying through food, if that makes sense! Loving this recipe, I have a sore throat right now and this seems like the perfect cure <3

    • Reply
      May 27, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      It’s way harder!! I feel like I have such a good idea what someone is saying through their food, but have a much harder time figuring out my own voice. But that’s part of the journey ;) Hope your sore throat feels better girl!

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