Portuguese Sides/ Snacks/ Soups, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

No chick soup

Chicken soup is famous a little bit all around the world and Portugal is no different, where is called ‘canja de galinha’. Do vegans have to miss out and forget about chicken soup? No way! This is very easy to ‘veganise’, more so with so many vegan versions of ‘chicken’, available pretty much everywhere. Do you really want to eat a soup, usually to feel better whilst fighting a cold, that has little legs, wings and feet swimming around your bowl? Those body parts once belonged to a sentient being… maybe take a minute to think about this!

Time: 20 minutes

Type: soup

Difficulty: 1 pan

Makes: 2 to 3 bowls

What you need:

700 to 800 ml good quality vegetable broth/ bouillon

1 small onion, chopped

1 carrot, shredded

200g orzo pasta

150 to 200g vegan chicken pieces, shredded


knife and chopping board

large pot



Bring the vegetable broth and onion to a boil;

Add pasta, shredded carrot and vegan chicken and let it simmer for about 15/20 minutes till pasta is cooked;

Serve while hot.


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