Remember feeling under the weather and having your mom cook up a comforting batch of chicken noodle soup? That’s one childhood memory that’s hard to beat. When it comes to soup that feeds the soul, homemade vegetable or chicken broth is a must! Building from there, simply add a few filling ingredients. Think barley, rice, red or white kidney beans, sausage, quinoa, tofu, or mini veal meatballs.
Feel like something a little different? All you need are a few ingredients to lend an exotic flair to your soup. For example, try adding coconut milk, cilantro, lime, lemongrass, curry, or ginger for a taste that’s out of this world! Like it spicy? Add a dash of hot peppers, chili, or chipotle!
For a delicious vegetarian option, opt for legumes, barley, pasta, rice, or tofu. Not sure where to start? Get inspired by international classics. For example, whip up an Asian-inspired soup with Udon noodles, fried tofu and shiitake mushrooms. Or make it Mexican by adding peppers, corn chips, avocado, and fresh cilantro.