A cozy and warm winter night is the happy finale of a long day spent at work or running errands and household chores. And what’s better than a huge pot of boiling soup being cooked on the stove to warm you up on chilly winter nights?
In this article, we’re bringing you winter’s top 5 soups that are perfect for all your chilly weather occasions.
1- Mushroom & Cream Soup
Mushroom lovers, this one’s for you! Whenever you’re craving a meal that has plenty of mushrooms, and it happens that the thought hit you on a winter afternoon, then you should undoubtedly go for mushroom and cream soup. Flavor it with garlic, onions, and herbs to compliment the natural flavor of mushrooms without overpowering it. This soup brings together the benefits of mushrooms and the richness of cream, so it can either be eaten as a whole meal, or can be served with salads and appetizers. It’d definitely be your dining table’s star if you’re inviting family or friends over lunch.
2- Vegetable Soup
A highly nutritious bowl of goodness; this classic bowl of vegetable soup is perfect to warm you up on a chilly night. If you are looking for ways to elevate your vegetable soup experience, sauté the veggies first in butter/olive oil, minced garlic and celery before boiling to give it an aromatic smoky taste. Also, adding chops of dill or celery just before you turn off the heat takes the vegetable soup to a whole new level. You can always use the hand blender to thicken it up, and may be add a bit of cream to give it a silky smooth richness that’s hard to beat.
1- Lentil Soup
This is a winter classic; the first dish that comes to our minds when the nights become colder and we think of a meal that serves warmth and comfort. Lentils are known for their high nutritional value, as they are rich in fibers that promote your gut health and keep you full for longer, as well as being a very good source of protein. Lentil soup is lighter than cream-based soups as it contains less fat and is considered one of the good foods for your cardiovascular health. You can elevate your lentil soup dish with the juice of ½ lemon on top, sprinkles of caramelized onions, or with the addition of cooked vermicelli for more texture and volume.
4- Tomato Soup
It’s one of the most flexible soup recipes that suits all moods! Tomato soup can be either cream-based, allowing you to use heavy cream to add richness and volume to your dish, or just broth. Whether you opt for the light or the creamy version; there are some constants that do not change, like sautéing the onions, celery, and carrots, adding tomato juice as well as tomato paste, and seasoning the soup with salt, pepper, and your choice of paprika, cumin, or any other spices you like to add. Topping your soup can get more creative if you add different flavors and textures that range from heavy cream, shredded cheese, and a zest of lemon, to toasted croutons and tortilla strips!
5- Onion Soup
Bring some French cuisine vibes with this one! The onion soup is known to be one of the finest soups served at restaurants, especially those with French origins, given that although it dates back to the Roman empire yet in the new history it was first served in Paris, France. Onion soup is made of onions caramelized to perfection, till all the sugar in the onions produces its mouthwatering sweet brown color, and beef stock. Onion soup is usually served with croutons added on top or with a slice of baguette and adding cheese such as Gouda, Swiss, or any cheese of your preference.
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