Winter is winding down, but that doesn’t mean soups are officially out of season. Soups are packed with nutrients and can be served as a side dish or the main entree, and a lot of them are great both hot or chilled. Plus, you can freeze the leftovers and keep them on hand when you need a quick and easy meal in a pinch. Check out four of our favorite soup recipes below:
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (vegan, gluten free)
Butternut Squash is still in season so take advantage and stock up. This recipe requires minimal work: just chop, simmer and then blend it all up. The butternut squash and apple provide a hint of sweetness, while the coconut milk gives it a creamy texture.
Health Bonus: Butternut squash aids in digestion, reduces inflammation and promotes heart health, not to mention it’s packed with fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and folate.
Creamy Cauliflower Soup (gluten free)
Ever had an overabundance of cauliflower and not know what to do with it? Try this creamy cauliflower soup that uses a few simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.
Health Bonus: Cauliflower aids in digestion, reduces inflammation and the risk of cancer. This Cruciferous vegetable is packed with vitamin B, vitamin C, folate and vitamin K.
Curried Beet Soup With Tandoori Chickpeas (vegan, gluten free)
Most people consume their beets in juices or salads, but this soup inspired by a dish at a popular Indian restaurant in Portland is a creative and delicious way to eat more of them. Plus, it's done in 30 minutes!
Health Bonus: Beets are a great source of folate, fiber, manganese, potassium and vitamin C. They help improve blood pressure, mental function, boost stamina and reduce inflammation.
Roasted Carrot Turmeric Soup (vegan, gluten free)
This nutrient-dense soup combines carrots, sweet potato, ginger and turmeric for a sweet flavor, velvety texture, and vibrant orange color.
Health Bonus: This soup checks all the nutrition boxes because it's loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber. Aside from being an anti-inflammatory food, turmeric is also known to boost liver function and lower cholesterol.
TRY THESE DELICIOUS READY-TO-EAT VEGAN SOUPS: