The start of the fall season is usually marked by that first hint of chill in the air. This makes fall the perfect time to curl up with a bowl of soup. Here are a few soups that you should try this fall to warm up yourself and your family.
Harvest Soup With a Basil
If you want a great soup that you can throw together with one trip to the farmers market, this is the soup for you. Get your big pot going with fresh diced tomatoes, zucchini, onion, bell pepper, celery, and carrots. When all those wonderful ingredients have simmered together and gotten all softened, it’s time for the surprise ingredient – basil pesto. Make a classic basil pesto from fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil, blended smooth in a food processor. Stir the basil pesto into the finished soup, reheat and serve hot. No more dry scratchy throat, or runny nose after you’ve settled in with this spicy, satisfying soup.
Turkey Wonton Warms You Up
We love our leftover turkey, don’t we. We especially love it when we’re looking around for some inspiration to make a warming soup. This soup starts simply enough with some stock, turkey, noodles, pork dumplings, and greens. Use baby bok choy for authenticity, or choose a more bitter or peppery green if you want to impart more of a warming feel to your soup. Most recipes for wonton soup will have added sesame oil which is tasty and also helps to soothe the throat.
Apple Pumpkin Soup Strategies
There are quite a few variations on soup recipes using these two fall favorites. You can make a country style soup with big chunks of pumpkin and apple swimming in a sweet and sour broth to warm you inside and out. You can make a smooth pureed soup with a surprising kick of curry to help clear a stuffy head and chase away the chills. This is a combination of two ingredients that can go from one end of the flavor wheel to the other with no problem at all. Pick your favorite flavors and create a soup that fits your needs.
When it comes to chasing chills away, nothing beats a big hot bowl of soup. See how creative you can be with the different fall flavors.