With winter on our doorstep I thought I’d share our favourite soup recipes with you.
There are times when you need some good old fashioned comfort food and a satisfying, steaming bowl of soup fits the bill perfectly.
So here goes:
This is our favourite soup of the moment so it’s up here at number 1!
Broccoli, spinach and cheddar soup
Serves: 5 Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 35 Mins Allergens: Milk, Lactose, Celery, Gluten, Sulphur dioxide
Ingredients: 70g/1 stick celery, sliced 150g/1 medium potato, peeled and diced 100g Red onions, peeled and chopped 100g baby spinach 125g/1 leek, washed and sliced 160g cheddar cheese 1lt vegetable stock 350g broccoli 75g/1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
I tried a version of this in Miami earlier this year and never thought I’d like it, but it’s great and everyone I’ve given the recipe to has loved it. Even Ric’s children love this, and they are only 6 and 3!
Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 30 Mins Allergens: Gluten, Sulphur dioxide Ingredients: 120g green/puy lentils 1 lge white onion 185g/Mediun green pepper 185g/Medium red pepper 1.5 chicken stock cubes 200g/2 Medium carrot 150g/1 medium potato Tsp dried mixed herbs 1 litre water 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper to taste
We tried this fabulous lentil soup sent in by Helen form Norwich a week or so ago and its delicious. Plus, it will provide support for your immune system, cell and heart health.
Serves: 4 Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 100 Mins Allergens: Fish
Ingredients: 2 x 800g whole perch, filleted, bones and heads reserved (ask your fishmonger to do this for you) 60ml olive oil 2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped 240g tomatoes, peeled, finely chopped 2 tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika I medium green pepper trimmed and finely chopped
This hearty soup will protect your cells, look after your bones and give you energy.
This Hungarian fish soup is traditionally served on Christmas eve. It can be served with bread or pasta and is always made with river fish, such as perch, trout, carp or pike.
If you want some more Hungarian recipes check out our blog Hungarian food and drinks, written by a lovely intern, Miklos who was here with us in the summer.
Shurpa soup - lamb and vegetable
Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 Mins Cooking Time: 180 Mins
Ingredients 500g lamb stewing steak 1 large onion, sliced 1 medium carrot, peeled and can cut into small cubes 1 medium tomato, sliced 1 red pepper, cored and sliced 4 medium potatoes, peeled 1 tin chickpeas drained ½ tsp cumin seeds, crushed Salt and black pepper to taste 1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped
Shurpa soup is a popular soup all over Asia. It’s a great hearty soup which will help reduce tiredness and fatigue and support your brain and blood health.
Serves: 6 Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 50 Mins Allergens: Sulphur dioxide, Milk, Lactose
Ingredients: 1kg white onions, peeled and sliced 3 sprigs fresh thyme 150ml white wine 700ml chicken stock 200ml crème fraiche 70g unsalted butter A few drops of truffle oil Pinch of sea salt Freshly ground black pepper
I had this in a restaurant and fell in love with it, so had to recreate it. It’s so delicious you must give it a go!
Plus, the nutrients in it may protect against cancer and will look after your immune system and cells.
Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 25 Mins Allergens: Sulphur dioxide, Celery, Gluten
Ingredients: 2 bay leaves 70g/1 small carrot 100g/1 celery stick 100ml of cider vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil 100g/1 medium onion Salt and pepper to taste 1kg ripe tomatoes 12g/2 tsp tomato purée 1.2 litres veg stock made up with 2 stock cubes 2tsp sugar
I know what your saying, I can get this in a can, but try making it yourself and you’ll taste the difference!
I hope we’ve whetted your appetite for soup this winter. Once you’ve tried these, you’ll find there are loads more soup recipes on CheckYourFood, simply put the word soup into the search and take your pick.
All of these recipes are not only tasty, but good for you as well. Why not check out how they contribute to your nutrient intake with a food diary.
If you’ve got a great soup recipe you’d like to share, we’d love to see it. Simply send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch to let you know when its live!
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I'm our communications and marketing person, dealing with social media and copywriting. I also work with Matt and Ric overseeing the design and strategic management of the site.
I'm also the author of the Eva the Hungry Amoeba children's book series (only one so far). You can find it on Amazon.
My favourite foods, shepherds pie and smoked haddock!