This delicious and easy Tortilla Soup is a great way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey or chicken. Tortilla Soup If you have leftover turkey or chicken and need some dinner ideas, you will love this easy Tortilla Soup! The turkey (or chicken) is simmered with onions, tomatoes and spices and topped with crispy […]
This delicious and easy Tortilla Soup is a great way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey or chicken.
If you have leftover turkey or chicken and need some dinner ideas, you will love this easy Tortilla Soup! The turkey (or chicken) is simmered with onions, tomatoes and spices and topped with crispy strips of baked tortilla chips. If you wish, add some avocado, cheese or sour cream! More leftover turkey soup recipes you may like, Turkey Pot Pie Soup or Turkey Noodle Soup.
This easy celery soup recipe comes out lusciously creamy! Its fresh flavor and bright green color make a splash at any table.
Here’s a soup that surprised us with its robust flavor and electric green color: this Celery Soup recipe! The name might sound humble, but this soup is anything but. It’s lusciously savory and creamy, with the herby, fresh flavor of celery and parsley contrasting with homey potatoes and rich cream. From first tentative sip off the spoon, we were sold! This short list of ingredients makes magic: perfect for a first course soup or a cozy lunch soup with grilled cheese.
Ingredients in celery soup
This celery soup recipe is simple to put together, yet tastes much greater than the sum of its parts. In fact, we were surprised by how satisfying it is. It’s not a cream of celery soup: in fact, it only uses 2 tablespoons of cream to achieve a luscious, rich texture. Here’s what you’ll need to put this soup together:
Tips for the process
This celery soup is made like most pureed soup recipes: sauté the aromatic vegetables, add the remaining ingredients and simmer, then puree in a blender until smooth. Here are a few pointers:
Use a standard blender, not an immersion blender. Usually we like the method of placing an immersion blender (aka stick blender) right into a pot of soup and blending away. However, with this soup the stick blender simply doesn’t get it nearly creamy enough. Transfer it carefully to a standard blender, using a 2 cup glass measuring cup, taking care because the soup is very hot.
Don’t be tempted to light up on cream. Stirring in heavy cream at the end gives just the right rich body to this soup. Don’t be tempted to use milk: while it works, it’s not nearly as satisfying.
Ways to serve this celery soup recipe
Like any pureed soup, this celery soup recipe is not a meal on its own. It doesn’t have much protein, which is essential for making a filling meal. However, it’s great as a first course or paired with a few other items to make it a meal.
½ cup Italian parsley leaves, loosely packed, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more to garnish
Celery leaves, for garnish
In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes until the onions are transparent.
Add the chopped potato, vegetable broth, and kosher salt and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
Carefully transfer the hot soup to a blender using a ladle. Add the dill and parsley and blend until creamy and pureed. Add the heavy cream and pulse to combine. Serve warm, garnished with celery leaves, more chopped parsley, and a drizzle of cream.
This healthy roasted acorn squash soup recipe made creamy with cashews – a great holiday side or vegetarian main – is dairy-free and vegan and absolutely delicious. Roasted Acorn Squash Soup There’s no cream in this creamy Roasted Acorn Squash Soup. Instead, I puree the roasted squash with cashews to make this dairy-free soup. Pureeing […]
This potato leek soup recipe is classic and lusciously creamy! Cozy up to a bowl of this simple fall favorite.
Here’s a creamy soup recipe that stands above the rest: Potato Leek Soup! There’s just something about cupping your hands around a steaming bowl or mug that comforts the soul, isn’t there? This classic combines the sophisticated sweet essence of leeks with humble potatoes and rich cream for a truly luxurious dish. Here’s our spin on the classic recipe: silky smooth, and warming. It’s the ideal winter or fall soup for a gathering or a simple weeknight.
Ingredients in potato leek soup
Potato leek soup is a classic soup of European origin made with potatoes, leeks, broth, seasonings, and heavy cream. There are traditional versions of this dish in Welsh, Romanian and French cooking. Another variation is vichyssoise or potage Parmentier, made with similar ingredients but served cold.
This spin on the recipe is made the classic American way: we’ve added a few other ingredients to flavor the body of the soup like garlic and leeks. While we love embracing healthy recipes on this website, the heavy cream really does pull this soup together! It’s a small quantity per serving and the milkfat helps to add a luxurious richness. Here’s what you’ll need:
Broth (vegetable or chicken)
How to cut and clean leeks
Leeks are a vegetable that’s part of the onion (allium) family. They look like a large green onion, with a white stalk that fades to light green with darker green leaves. Leeks are typically much dirtier than green onions: sand and dirt can get stuck between the layers of the white portion. For that reason, it’s very important to cut and clean leeks before working with them. Here’s how to do it:
Cut off the root and greens: Using a large chef’s knife, slice off the root end of the leek. Slice off the tough dark green top and discard.
Slice in half: Slice the leek in half lengthwise.
Thinly slice into half-moons: Place both halves cut side down. Then use a circular motion to cut the leek into thin half-moons.
Clean the leek slices: Leeks generally have quite a bit of sand and dirt between the layers. Place the leek slices into a bowl of water and the dirt will settle to the bottom. Use your hands to shake loose any visible dirt.
Dry: Scoop the leeks out of the bowl with your hands, allowing any dirt and sediment to stay on the bottom of the bowl. Pat the leeks dry with a towel, and you’re good to go!
How to use leek greens
What’s the best way to use use leek greens? Some people say you can use them for vegetable broth, but others say that leek greens have the potential to add bitterness to recipes. Our recommendation? We discard them and add them to our compost pile: they’re great for compost! If you’re wondering how to get started composting, here’s our Composting 101 tutorial.
Tips for this potato leek soup recipe
Once you’ve cleaned and chopped the leeks for this recipe, the rest of the soup is a breeze! Here are a few more notes on making this cozy recipe:
Use thyme sprigs and bay leaf, or a bouquet garni. Whole herbs add flavor to the soup, which you’ll remove after simmering. If you like, you can use a bouquet garni, which ties the herbs in cheesecloth and kitchen string. This makes them easier to remove from the pot after simmering.
Use a standard blender, not an immersion blender. Typically we like the slick method of placing a stick blender right into a pot of soup and blending away. But with this soup, it doesn’t get it nearly creamy enough. We recommend carefully transferring to a blender (careful! the soup is hot).
Don’t lighten up on the cream. Stirring in heavy cream at the end gives just the right rich body to this soup. Don’t be tempted to use milk: it works, but it’s not nearly as satisfying.
Ways to serve potato leek soup
How to serve this potato leek soup once you’ve got a steaming pot? This pureed soup is not quite a meal on its own, since it doesn’t have a source of protein. But add a few more elements to make it a meal! Here are a few ideas:
Serve as a first course to chicken or seafood (or for Thanksgiving)
This creamy, Sweet Potato Soup with Sausage and Kale is a hearty, gluten-free, dairy-free soup you’ll want to add to your soup rotation! Slow Cooker, Instant Pot or Stove Top directions! Sweet Potato Soup with Sausage and Kale This is like a healthy spin on a Zuppa Toscana and it’s so good! Blending a cup […]
This creamy, Sweet Potato Soup with Sausage and Kale is a hearty, gluten-free, dairy-free soup you’ll want to add to your soup rotation! Slow Cooker, Instant Pot or Stove Top directions!
Sweet Potato Soup with Sausage and Kale
This is like a healthy spin on a Zuppa Toscana and it’s so good! Blending a cup of the soup and using dairy-free cream makes this nourishing soup so creamy without any actual cream. I love making it in the slow cooker, but there are directions for the Instant Pot and stove too. Whichever way you cook it, it’s sure to be a hit! Some other slow cooker soups to try are this Lasagna Soup, Butternut Pear Soup, and Navy Bean Soup.
This cabbage soup recipe is easy with big, bold flavor! Cozy up to a bowl of this veggie-packed healthy soup.
Looking for a flavor-packed healthy soup? Try this easy Cabbage Soup recipe! Confession: we adore cabbage. It’s really not the sexiest of vegetables, is it? (Brussels sprouts and cauliflower have a much better image!) But though it’s humble, cabbage makes incredibly satisfying dishes dressed up as sauteed cabbage or coleslaw. Here it makes a hearty, satisfying soup, packed with veggies that swim in a savory-spiced broth of fire roasted tomatoes. Ready to cozy up to a bowl?
Ingredients in cabbage soup
This cabbage soup recipe is hearty and healthy, featuring white beans, loads of veggies, and a super flavorful broth. It’s a great way to use up green cabbage, and makes a warm bowl for cozying up to during soup season. While we’re 100% passionate about cabbage soup, we don’t recommend it as part of the cabbage soup diet: a fat diet that encourages unsustainable weight loss. Eat this cabbage soup simply because it’s delicious and nutrient-packed! Here’s what you’ll need for this cabbage soup recipe:
Butter or olive oil
Canned white beans
Fire roasted tomatoes
Use fire roasted tomatoes if possible
The best way to pack flavor into the broth of this cabbage soup recipe? Fire roasted tomatoes make the best flavor. This type of tomato is roasted over an open flame before canning, which makes a sweet and smoky flavor right out of the can.
Can’t find fire roasted tomatoes? Substitute the best quality crushed tomatoes you can find. If you’d like, you can mimic the flavor by adding an extra 1 teaspoon sugar and ½ teaspoon smoked paprika to the broth.
How to cut cabbage
The one part of this cabbage soup recipe that requires a little technique? Shredding the cabbage! A large head of cabbage can be tricky to cut into thin shreds. But we’ve got a trick that makes quick work of it. Here’s how to cut cabbage:
Slice off the root: Remove any outer layers of the cabbage that seem tough or are not fresh, and discard them. With a large chef’s knife, slice off the root of the cabbage.
Slice out the root: Remove the root by cutting it out with two diagonal slices.
Slice crosswise: Thinly slice the cabbage in the short direction, using a circular motion with the knife.
What to serve with cabbage soup
This cabbage soup recipe is a hearty soup that can work as a meal in itself. However, you’ll probably want to pair it with a salad or sandwich for a filling meal. Here are some ideas for what to serve with cabbage soup:
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the butter or olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8 to 10 minutes, until the celery is tender and the vegetables have released their juices.
Add the garlic, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and thyme and cook for 1 minute. Add the cabbage, white beans, crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, salt, and sugar. Bring to a simmer and simmer 10 to 15 minutes until the cabbage is tender. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley.
*Can’t find fire roasted tomatoes? Substitute the best quality crushed tomatoes you can find. If you’d like, add an extra 1 teaspoon sugar and ½ teaspoon smoked paprika to the broth.
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