Vegetarian Pho Recipe

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I know. A vegetarian pho recipe. It’s August. I get it. I think I’ve officially gone off the reservation. But, in my defense, I made this light years ago and never shared it (bad food blogger, BAD) and it was actually comfortable outside this morning. There was even a slight chill in the air. Which automatically makes me think of fall and soup.

Want to hear something absurd? I made this in late MAY. When it was 106 degrees outside. And I slurped it all up with a big, weird, demented smile on my face while I sat in pools of sweat. I completely think I have just gone stark mad and you should send me off to the loony bin.

The reason behind hot soup in hot-as-balls weather was simple. I had to make a batch of homemade vegetable broth/stock for work. And it just so happened that on that day (also in the high 90’s) I had an insane craving for Pho. Since E, who is SANE, refused to go sit and eat hot soup in the dead of summer, I decided to make my own with the fresh batch o’ broth I just made.

Vegetable broth should really just be called “compost liquid” since it’s made with vegetable scraps. Blech. But, it tastes good and makes this pho flippin’ awesome. Awesome enough that I may have eaten 3 LARGE bowls of it that night.

Just thinking about this subtle, yet spicy, warm bowl of soup is making my mouth water. I think it would be absurd of me NOT to make it today, right? Yes. I think you’re right. Oh and without realizing it, I’ve dubbed this week vegetarian week. So if you’re a meat lovin’ carnivore, come back next week. (Or just dream of meat while you read this).

For the AMAZING vegetarian pho recipe, CLICK HERE!

Nutritional information per 1 cup soup: 

Fat: 3.5 grams
Fiber: 2.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 27.8
Protein: 2.5 grams
Weight Watchers:  4

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  1. Posted by Minerva on
    Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
    You are not alone in your crazy! All summer I've been wanting to eat Pho but nobody would agree, instead my family looked at my suggestion like I was insane...I may just have to take matters into my own hand with this recipe. ;)
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
      Ah, good to know!! 
  2. Posted by domesticfits on
    Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
    I made soup this weekend too. I always make soup in August, I blame my inherent rebellion for that. I love Pho, this looks lovely :)
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
      We're twins :)
  3. Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
    I want this so bad right now. I love homemade veggie broth, in fact, I have a bag of frozen veggie scraps in my freezer to make some now. I think this is heading to my menu plan!! 
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
      Make it. you won't be disappointed :)
  4. Posted by Baked by Rachel on
    Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
    Squeeee who cares if it's still summer... it's ALMOST fall!!! Soup season hurray!
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
      I KNOW!! I CAN'T WAIT!! :)
  5. Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
    I can't tell you how often I think about making pho and NEVER do. Why???? no idea. I'm convinced now. Who cares about that whole summer thing? ;)
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
      Oh you need to do it. IT'S SO EASY. and awesome.
  6. Posted by Mercedes on
    Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
    This looks amazing!  I love pho and I don't think you're crazy at all for craving soup in this heat!  I am the same way!
  7. Posted by Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking on
    Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
    Hot as balls or not I can not wait to make this! I will eat it indoors by a blowing AC vent!
  8. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
    Love the hot as balls saying!  lol  The soup looks delish!!  When I made corn chowder, people thought I was crazy for having a soup in the summer, but sometimes, you just need soup!!!
  9. Posted by Christina on
    Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
    This soup looks great! Who cares if it feels like the surface of the sun outside...I always crave soup! :)
  10. Posted by justonecookbook on
    Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
     I eat pho like almost every week or every other week. My comfort food!  Wow it was 105 in May?!  We never reach to 100 in summer (SF) and I crave for some warm weather... though I can eat pho any time of the year.  This looks so good.  Vegetarian should be able to enjoy pho too! 
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Friday, August 3rd, 2012
      Yes. Sweaty. Gross. haha!
  11. Posted by amy donovan on
    Saturday, August 4th, 2012
    i love hot soup all year 'round, so this looks awesome to me. NOM!
  12. Posted by Grubarazzi on
    Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
    Pho is an all time favorite of mine and this recipe is right up there! Awesome pictures too.