Soups are a wonderful way to get in all your daily vegetables. On hot days, you can enjoy soup cold as a refreshing midday meal. There’s nothing like warm soup on a chilly day either. This thick edamame soup is rich in carrots and flavor, with a dash of moringa for an extra nutritious kick.

Thank you to Chef Bendicto, a Filipino chef based in New York City, for this fabulous recipe. You can read Chef Benedicto’s full bio below, and check out his cookbook The Malian Kitchen.

Edamame, Carrot & Moringa Soup

This recipe is vegan as is. Like all recipes featured on our blog, feel free to add your own twists! For this recipe, Chef Benedicto adds that “it is all up to you to decide on the texture. I personally do not like to use the blender, or this soup would have been called silky soup.”

How might you make this soup? Chunky or silky or somewhere in between?


Edamame and Carrot Soup

  • Olive oil
  • Yellow onion (medium, chopped)
  • Celery (one stalk, thinly sliced)
  • Carrots (medium, chunked)
  • Garlic (2 cloves)
  • Vegetable broth
  • Edamame (shelled) — I used a whole regular pack that Japanese stores carry.
  • Pure moringa powder (2 tablespoons)*
  • Dried bay leaves
  • Fresh thyme
  • Parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Sauté vegetables: Heat olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery and sauté for three minutes. Then, add garlic and sauté for no longer than a minute.
  2. Add half of the vegetable broth, shelled edamame and herbs. Simmer for a minute or two. Pour in the remaining vegetable broth. Then, add bay leaves and fresh thyme and fresh parsley. Season lightly with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add carrots, continue to simmer. Cover soup and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the edamame have broken down, about 30 minutes or less. Add the moringa towards the end of the simmering.* It is all up to you to decide on the texture of this soup. I personally do not like to use the blender or this soup would have been called silky soup.
  4. Remove the dried bay leaves before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

*When should you add moringa to recipe? It’s up to you! For optimal nutritional benefits, if you are cooking a recipe at a warm temperature or for a long amount of time, we recommend stirring moringa into your recipe towards the end of your cooking time.

There you have it! All the tips and tricks to make a delicious moringa soup. e. What’s your perfect smoothie recipe? How do you incorporate moringa into it? Let us know in the comments!

Chef Bendicto Edamame Soup

Chef Bendicto Edamame Soup

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