Eat Your Veggies! Great Vegetable Soup Recipe Ideas.
After a holiday season of considering chocolate a vegetable or even a big meal out on the town, you probably feel the need to eat some actual vegetables. Here are great recipes for vegetable soup that are easy to make and will tempt even picky eaters.
Easy-to-Make Chunky Vegetable Soup
This super healthy vegetable soup recipe
from Linda Wagner can be made with whatever you have on hand. Her version features kale, potatoes and more, stewed together in a Crock-Pot or Dutch oven. Switch in your favorites or leftovers from another meal.
South India Sweet Corn Soup
For a simple soup that with a light, creamy texture, try this traditional soup of South India
. The mild flavors are all from the vegetables; only salt and pepper (to taste) are needed for seasoning. The recipe uses canned cream corn, which is in season all the time. Since this recipe is also thickened with cornstarch, it holds together on the spoon.
Italian Orzo Spinach
Italians have been making comfort food since forever and this flavorful Italian soup recipe
continues the tradition. It will soon be on your comfort go-to list. Using a traditional Italian spice palate, the blend of the aromatics will have you singing opera in the kitchen. The key is the fire-roasted tomato that gives a hint of smokiness. For a gluten-free option, orzo can be replaced with rice.
Moosewood Cookbook Borscht
Even if you think you don't like beets, give the Moosewood Borscht recipe adaptation
a try. It's close to the traditional recipe yet distinctive and delicious. Moosewood is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the cookbook that Mollie Katzen hand-wrote, illustrated and locally published in a spiral-bound notebook, and was soon beloved by vegetarians across the country.
Secret Lemon Vegetable Soup
The secret to making this an unforgettable vegetable soup
is, drum roll please, a squeeze of lemon juice. The little secret brings out the freshness and brightens the flavors. Who knew?
10 Spice Vegetable Soup
Cashews add protein and a beautiful creaminess to this vegetable soup recipe
. The ingredients freeze well so you can make a large batch at once. This recipe also includes a great tutorial on blanching and peeling tomatoes.
South Indian King Rasam
The flavors of Indian cuisine are wonderful, and this soup recipe
has many of them. Touted as a cure for a cold or flu, the hot ingredients will likely clear up anyone's sinuses. You can adjust the amount of chili peppers to your heat level, or try to add more!