Nearly every culture considers soup as a comfort food. We covet steamy bowls on chilly days and brew up various broths when we're under the weather. Nothing is better than Mom's chicken noodle soup when you've got the sniffles. Soup can be light and simple, it can be rich and complex. And when you come in from the blustering weather to a pot simmering on the stove, well, that's just goodness in itself. Below are 5 delicious recipes that are easy (some are cooked in the slow cooker), nourishing to mind and body, and are sure to be enjoyed by all. Keep warm, my friend.
This comforting Italian-style soup is loaded with flavorful butternut squash, zucchini, carrots, beans, pasta and more. Make a big batch (minus the pasta) to freeze for future dinners. Who doesn’t love an easy meal?
Curry Mee Noodle Soup
Contributed to Foodista by Oat&Sesame
This delicious Asian noodle soup is rich with spices, ginger, lemongrass, and coconut milk; its flavors brightened by fresh lime juice and cilantro. You’ll love this vibrant soup any day of the week!
Tuscan White Bean Soup with Olive Oil and Rosemary
Courtesy of 50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the ingredients! When white beans come together with garlic, onion, bay leaf, olive oil, and fresh rosemary it’s a beautiful thing. Toss all the ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning and dinner is ready when you get home. Pour yourself a glass of red wine, mix up a simple green salad, and along with a good crusty bread you’ve got yourself one tasty meal.
This has become one of our favorite winter soups! It’s sweet and savory, super satiating, nourishing, and beautiful to boot! While the soup is cooking, thinly slice your favorite root veggies (we like beets, carrots, sweet potatoes), spray them with olive oil, and bake on low until crispy.
Bring out that slow cooker again! The whole family will love this scrumptious Mexican Chicken Soup. Beans, chicken stock, mild green chilies, garlic, sweet potatoes, cumin, and chicken come together in a soup that is simple yet amazing. Top each bowl with cheese, avocado, green onions, cilantro, tortilla chips, you name it!