An easy Dumpling Soup with pigeon peas, cannellini beans, carrots, celery and potatoes. This is the perfect winter soup to chase away a frosty nose. Flavor the soup with simple spices. Making the dumplings is super easy for anyone to make.
The weather dial says that its 44°F outside!
Its Florida, so, that temperature is a little unusual.
For me though, its the PERFECT level of cool because I can make soup….
….and its no ordinary soup either!
Today’s dumpling soup is about going down memory lane. Its about that childhood moment when you are sitting on the kitchen table with a spoon in hand while you wait for your mother to serve you the soup
When the soup is placed in front of you, you can’t dig in fast enough to get the first taste, followed quickly by the second and third. Its a little hot, but, you don’t care!
By the time you are done with the soup, it has made you warm and cuddly from the inside out. You feel happy and rejuvenated. You give your mom a hug and thank her for the wonderful soup before you run off to play again.
I love happy childhood memories because they are from simpler times and I was lucky to have food on the table everyday.
So, when I heard about Goya’s campaign to support Feeding America® and Local Food Banks, I knew it was a very important to spread the word.
Here is what Goya is doing. For every can of Goya® Coconut Milk or Goya® Cream of Coconut you purchase during the months of November and December, Goya will donate an average of 4 oz. of Goya food products to Feeding America® to help provide balanced meals to food banks nationwide.
The “Goya Gives” Initiative is guaranteeing a minimum donation of 600,000 pounds from this offer and I am so proud of what they are doing. Their efforts will help keep many children from going hungry and that goes a long way to giving them a happy childhood.
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Now that you are ready to make this vegan dumpling soup, here is how I made it.
Most dumpling soups call for the dumplings to be round and ball shaped. I found that its better to have the dumplings in batter form because I can taste all the vegetables in the soup.
The trick to adding the batter to the soup is simple. Fill up a round spoon and drizzle it in the soup. Keep spoon in place until all the batter is in the soup.
The idea is to have the batter collect in one spot and it will form a small lump. Make sure the soup is boiling before you drop the batter into it.
I made a quick video on how to make the dumplings portion of this soup. Its so easy and so much fun to make.
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Vegan Dumpling Soup Recipe
A Hearty and Easy Vegan Dumpling Soup made with Vegetables
Heat a stainless steel soup pot on medium heat for 30 seconds, then add the oil
Add the shallots and onions. Wait for the onions to soften
Add the celery and stir them. Cook for about 2 minutes
Add the Carrots and let them cooke for about 2 minutes
Add Potatoes, salt and culantro. Mix well
Add the pigeon peas, cannellini beans and water
Mix well and let it simmer for about 45 minutes on medium heat. Partially cover the pot
Simmer until the potatoes and carrots can be mushed
While its simmering, prepare the dumplings
After 45 minutes of simmering, the batter will be ready to be added to the soup which should be boiling
Fill one small spoon with the dumplings battter
Pour it in one spot in the soup pot. The spoon should remain in one spot while you let the batter drop
Repeat this process one spoon at a time. I spread out the drizzling process in different spots of the pan to spread it evenly (See Video in post)
Do not stir for about 5 minutes.
Add the red pepper flakes and stir slowly
In a bowl, add all the dumpling ingredients
Mix well using a whisk
Set it aside for about 30 minutes to let it thicken slightly