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12 comforting soup recipes

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 19 January 2017

Soothing, economical and nutritious, as far as hard-working dishes go, soup takes some beating. An essential tool in our winter survival kit, we like to make up a big batch of our elixir of choice at the start of the week, ready to be warmed up on rushed lunch breaks and busy evenings. If you’re on the lookout for new soup recipes to keep your repertoire fresh, read on for twelve of our current favourites.

Asma Khan’s Kaddu Nariyal Shorba: Pumpkin Coconut Soup

by Asma Khan
from Ammu

Asma Khan presents an autumnal classic with a difference with her take on pumpkin soup. Delicately spiced and enriched with coconut, this recipe is totally vegan.

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Asma Khan

Thukpa (Sherpa Noodle Soup)

by Santosh Shah
from Ayla

A nourishing and revitalising dish, this Sherpa-style noodle soup from Santosh Shah is infused with warming cumin, turmeric and timmur peppercorns.

Squash, Saffron and Grapefuit Soup

Nadiya Hussain’s Squash, Saffron and Grapefruit Soup

Full of Vitamin C, this squash, saffron and grapefruit soup from Nadiya Hussain is sure to keep the dreaded winter lurgy away.

Dan Dan Noodle Soup with Lamb

Dan Dan Noodle Soup with Lamb

by Damian King Lee

If you’re looking for an easy midweek meal to make your tastebuds sing, try this quick dan dan noodle soup. With chilli bean paste, crunchy peanut butter, and Sichuan peppercorns, it’s a flavour explosion.

Minestrone Verde

Minestrone Verde

This minestrone verde from My Simple Italian features a meat-free medley of celery, Swiss chard, borlotti beans and fresh basil. Finish with the recommended drizzle of fruity olive oil.

Tortilla Soup with Chipotle Chilli, Tomato & Avocado (Sopa Azteca)

Tortilla Soup with Chipotle Chilli, Tomato & Avocado (Sopa Azteca)

Inspired by the Mexican dish sopa Azteca, this tomato-based soup from The Road to Mexico is full of warming chipotle chilli heat and garnished with crispy fried tortilla strips, diced avocado, and feta cheese.

Mary Berry’s French Onion Soup with Mustard Cheese Croûtes

Mary Berry’s French Onion Soup with Mustard Cheese Croûtes

from Classic

French onion soup is at the decidedly luxurious end of the soup spectrum with its rich, beefy stock base, onions caramelised in lashings of butter, and obligatory side of cheese-topped croûtes. This recipe from Classic promises an authentic version.

Potato Thyme Soup

Potato, Parsley and Thyme Soup with Chorizo

by Rachel Allen

This silky potato-based soup from Soup Broth Bread is livened up with plenty of fresh parsley and thyme, and a salty, smoky chorizo topping.

Melissa Hemsley’s Rescue Noodle Soup with Leftover Chicken

Melissa Hemsley’s Rescue Noodle Soup with Leftover Chicken

Soothing, satisfying and made using budget-friendly leftovers, it’s noodle soup to the rescue with this recipe from Eat Green.

Spiced Carrot and Pepper Soup with a Couscous Swirl

Spiced Carrot and Pepper Soup with a Couscous Swirl

No collection of soups would be complete without a carrot-based number and this one from Smitten Kitchen Every Day, complete with a swirl of couscous, is our go-to.

Nigella Lawson’s Wide Noodles with Lamb Shank in Aromatic Broth

Nigella Lawson’s Wide Noodles with Lamb Shank in Aromatic Broth

With tender shredded lamb shanks, hearty wide noodles and an aromatic broth, Nigella redefines comfort food with this favourite from Cook, Eat Repeat.

Megan Rossi noodle broth

Easy Noodle Broth

by Megan Rossi

Packed with pak choi, oyster mushrooms, baby corn, and cubes of silken tofu in a refreshing soy, ginger and star anise broth, this noodle soup from Dr. Megan Rossi’s brand-new cookbook Eat More, Live Well is vegan and gut-friendly.

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