While we’re sad to see National Soup Month winding on down, it’s provided some audacious ideas to use all year round. It’ll be a few more months before we can maximize our enjoyment with colder soup varieties, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at some awesome ways to introduce all these new recipes to your table.
You can read up on even more recipes in Chapter 2 of our Massel Cookbook.
Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup by Tess Masters
Simple, creamy and inviting to the senses. Since it’s so straightforward, taste-wise, it pairs excellently with a wide range of heavier entreés. We like to play off the classic Broccoli & Cheddar Bakes (like mama used to make!) by whipping up a chef salad with fresh cheddar and gorgonzola, or taking it in a “heavier” direction via fingerling potatoes dusted with parmesan.
Or, try it with grilled marinated chicken and another fresh vegetable as a side. You could always double up and go for steamed and buttered broccoli! Too much is never enough.
Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup with Citrus and Dukkah by Beard + Bonnet
Where do we even start with this ingenious concoction? Meg van der Kruik produces her own dukkah blend, including hazelnuts, sesame seeds, coriander and cumin. Surprisingly, such a complex dish is also very kid-friendly — they will love the bright tasting orange and will stock up with lots of nutrients in the process.
Keeping along the same theme, a simple grilled cheese sandwich is ideal for dunking. Heck, we would even go so far as to let our french fries take a dip! Heavier mains such as a hearty meatloaf are also swell in our book. This is ripe for experimentation!
Cheeky 10-Minute Chickpea and Rosemary Soup by Tess Masters
Yes, for real, it only takes 10 minutes! Because of that, this truly hits the mark as a snack or appetizer, but there are still great pairing options if you want to brew a full pot. Perhaps the best way to enjoy every flavor is just to grab a stack of naan—a fluffy Indian flatbread—and soak up all the goodness!
Or, if you’d like to make the soup a little thicker, you could pour it over a plate of basmati rice or quinoa. There are plenty of vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options for this dish.
Well… what are you waiting for? Soup is the ultimate jack-of-all-trades, and is an essential kitchen staple. Happy cooking!