Six Sensational Soup Recipes

Brrrr! The first cold nip of Autumn is definitely in the air. As the season changes and we reach for our warm jumpers and think about firing up our central heating, warm and hearty meals become a family priority. Soups make a wonderfully warming and nutritious meal to ward off the chill of Autumn. The Vegetarian Society provides a comprehensive list of which vegetables are in season at this time of year (and all year round). Using vegetables in your soups that are in season will give the freshest taste and are richest in vitamins and minerals. Check out your local farmers markets and farm shops to see what is available. Many companies also exist to deliver fresh seasonal vegetables straight to your door.

In this article, we provide links to six of our tried and tested favourite soup recipes that are not only simple to make but are delicious too! Warm some crusty bread and read on….

  1. Red Pepper, Chilli and Tomato Soup

Tomatoes and chillies are still in season and if you have a glut of tomatoes, they can easily be whizzed up into a delicious soup. The addition of chilli in this recipe from Tesco adds some beautiful warmth or heat, depending on how much you like to put in!

2. Curried Leek and Potato Soup

Only five ingredients are needed for this delicious soup courtesy of Del – perfect for keeping things fresh and simple and looking after your budget too. Hearty, traditional leek and potato soup meets curry for a warming twist.

3. Beef and Vegetable Soup

Using three seasonal vegetables (carrot, celery and potato), along with some hearty stewing beef and this soup is a meal in itself. The fact that it’s called ‘Fall Apart Beef’ in the recipe gives a hint of how deliciously melt in the mouth this soup is. You’ll have to read the recipe to find the extra secret ingredient…!

4. Roast Pumpkin and Ginger Soup

Well, we couldn’t let this time of the year go by without giving you a way to use up all that orange flesh scraped out of your Halloween pumpkins, could we? Using perfectly seasonal vegetables and providing a warming sensation with the addition of ginger, this soup is perfect for a Bonfire Night gathering.

5. Pea and Ham Soup

Beautifully vibrant and hearty, in-season peas added to some chunks of ham are a marriage made in heaven in this traditional soup from BBC Good Food. The colour of this soup is perfect for a spooktacular starter for a Halloween dinner party!

6. Chicken and Vegetable Soup

With coughs and colds appearing in earnest this year, chicken soup is often the go-to soup for comfort food when feeling a little under the weather. This chicken soup recipe uses seasonal vegetables, such as celery, onions and vitamin-rich carrots along with hearty pieces of chicken, in a chicken broth. This can be made warmer with the addition of chilli, if you prefer a little extra spice. 

We hope you’ve found some soup inspiration, if you have made one of these delicious recipes or if you a favourite not listed, we would love to hear about it on our social media pages. Head over to our Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn pages to share your warming bowls of goodness!