Seasonal Soup & Salad Recipes ♥ November

Seasonal Soups & Salads for November, a monthly feature ♥ A Veggie Venture
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This is a "loaves and fishes" recipe collection, of sort. Its origin is a newish (twelve months or so) meal prep practice that makes my meal planning, shopping, cooking and even clean-up life so so so much simpler. It's an uncomplicated premise: just keep a soup and a salad in the fridge all the time. ALL.THE.TIME. When stuff life happens, at least there's dinner in minutes.

Is it a meal prep routine that might work for you? Maybe. I'm thinking (hoping!) the answer is yes so without further ado, here are my favorite recipes for Soup & Salad meal prep inspiration for November. By happenstance, most are vegan, most take no more than 15 or 20 minutes prep time, and lucky stars, most are Weight Watchers freestyle friendly!

Happy Soup & Salad time, all!

About November's Recipe Collection

Thirty days has September ... April, June and November. So goes the memory device to remind us which months have just 30 days. Thirty days has November! But for all the hoopla, you'd think that Thanksgiving itself took up the entire month, not just one day. (Or if you're lucky, one day plus leftovers.)

So sure, if you're after Thanksgiving recipe inspiration, A Veggie Venture is packed with that.

graphic button small size size 10 NOT TO MISS You mustn't-mustn't-mustn't miss the World's Best Green Bean Casserole! It's the second most popular recipe on this entire site. Plus, it's also life-changing! (On Thanksgiving Day, I'll share why for awhile I was the "green been casserole lady." If that's not a good enough reason to upgrade your green bean casserole this year, I don't know what is!)
graphic button small size size 10 SIDE DISH STARS And besides, don't we all a-d-o-r-e Thanksgiving side dishes?! So you'll want to explore my Thanksgiving Vegetable Recipes, all organized with make-ahead tips and more.

But for November's other 29 days? Repeat after me: Soups and Salads, Soups and Salads, Soups and Salads.

Quick Lists for November

(click right through or scroll down for more information on why I've chosen each recipe)

SOUPS of the Month – NOVEMBER
Greek Lentil Soup 20min/90min–ww1–pp2–sp3–fs1–green2–blue1–purple1–carb7
East African Pea Soup 15min/60min–ww2–pp2–sp4–fs2–green2–blue2–purple1–carb20
Quick Green Chile Stew 20min/40–ww3–pp5–sp4–fs0–green3–blue0–purple0–carb16
Turkey & Turnip Soup 5min/5min

SALADS of the Month – NOVEMBER
Marinated Vegetable Salad 15min/24hrs–ww2–pp2–sp3–fs2–green2–blue2–purple2–carb12
Harvard Beets 15min/30min–ww1–pp1–sp2–fs2–green2–blue2–purple2–carb8
Celery Salad with Dates & Walnuts 15min/15min–ww4–pp5–sp7–fs7–green7–blue7–purple7–carb10
Carrot Salad with Pomegranate 20min/20min–ww1–pp2–sp4–fs2–green2–blue2–purple2–carb14
Simple "Sweet Potato" Potato Salad with Hardly Any Mayonnaise 45min/4hrs–ww2–pp3–sp4–fs4–green4–blue4–purple2–carb18

Apple Cider Vinaigrette 5min/24hrs–ww0–pp0–sp1–fs1–green1–blue1–purple1–carb4

Want to Know More?

There's more info about each recipe below. Just scroll down!

Seasonal Soups for NOVEMBER

Greek Lentil Soup ♥, a simple lentil soup, cooked in broth scented with bay leaf, garlic, rosemary and a surprise ingredient, cinnamon. Vegan. Low Carb. Very Weight Watchers Friendly.

Greek Lentil Soup

Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. Low Carb. Very Weight Watchers Friendly.

Here's my one big piece of advice for dealing with Thanksgiving.

Make Soup.

Yep, before starting to cook for Thanksgiving, first put a big pot of soup on the stove for Wednesday supper, something hearty and filling, though not too filling because we all know, it's not just the turkey who gets stuffed on Thanksgiving Day.

Greek Lentil Soup would be a great choice, it makes such a pretty bowl and the cinnamon seasoning in the broth is an unexpected delight.

East African Pea Soup ♥, a great bowl of spicy vegan soup, just sweet potato, frozen peas and pantry spices.

East African Pea Soup

Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. Low Carb. Very Weight Watchers Friendly.

Some times, you can make soup almost from air and pantry spices plus some little sweet potato and frozen peas. Yeah, that's it. Like I say, almost from air ...

Quick Green Chile Stew, another easy vegan soup ♥

Quick Green Chile Stew

Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. Very Weight Watchers Friendly, zero Freestyle points!

Get out the can opener, people, because that's what makes this quick green chile stew so quick and easy! It's just four cans of beans, a can of tomatoes, some green chile sauce and even some canned pumpkin.

For all the cans, Quick Green Chile Stew is surprisingly good, it kinda knocked me over the first time I made it!

Turkey & Turnip Soup ♥, a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers.

Turkey & Turnip Soup

Great for Thanksgiving Leftovers.

Oh dear, this is embarrassing. I've been meaning to update this photo for a long while because Turkey & Turnip Soup is just a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. This is the year!

Seasonal Salads for NOVEMBER

Marinated Vegetable Salad ♥

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. Make Ahead. Great for Meal Prep.

Such an old-fashioned salad! It goes way back to 1986 but I still love it! It's a great combo of winter-friendly canned and fresh vegetables. Do allow 24 hours for the flavors to meld ...

Harvard Beets, another classic beet recipe from the Beet Queen ♥

Harvard Beets

Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. Great for Meal Prep. Very Weight Watchers Freestyle Friendly! Low Carb.

Another classic recipe, something I did a lot of during the early years of A Veggie Venture. Harvard Beets come with a great story but are no more than soft, earthy beets tossed in an orange sauce, definitely a good reason to roast some beets!

Celery Salad with Dates & Walnuts, another simple, seasonal salad ♥

Celery Salad with Dates & Walnuts

Vegetarian. Easily Adaptable to Serve One to Many. Good for Thanksgiving or Late-Fall or Winter Entertaining. Naturally Gluten Free. Low Carb.

This is the kind of salad I love to serve for a special dinner. But it's also a salad that can be "dinner" all by itself, perhaps on a day when lunch was indulgent. It comes with some calories but to my taste, anyway, is supremely satisfying ...

Carrot Salad with Pomegranate, another colorful, seasonal salad ♥

Carrot Salad with Pomegranate

Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. Weight Watchers Friendly. Whole30 Friendly.

Colorful summer salads come easy, winter takes more effort but oh! the lovely color of a carrot and pomegranate salad!

Simple 'Sweet Potato' Potato Salad with Hardly Any Mayonnaise, another colorful seasonal salad ♥

Simple "Sweet Potato" Potato Salad with Hardly Any Mayonnaise

Vegan (with vegan mayo). Naturally Gluten Free. Great both for November Potlucks & Meal Prep. Whole30 Friendly (with homemade mayo). Weight Watchers Friendly (compared to many other potato salads). Great Crunch!

Wow. We should make a traditional potato salad with sweet potatoes more often!

Apple Cider Vinaigrette, another healthy no-oil salad dressing ♥

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Vegan. Oil Free. Naturally Gluten Free. Very Weight Watchers Friendly! Low Carb.

A bonus recipe! If you meal prep just one thing every week, make it salad dressing! Here, we eat salads at least twice a day and often use a drizzle of some sort of homemade salad dressing (though not this one) on morning egg-side vegetables too.

I use this simple, oil-free all winter long, making sure I put an extra jug of cider in the basement fridge before apple season passes.

Still Hungry?

An Entire Year of Seasonal Soup & Salad Recipes? It's COMPLETE!

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