When the weather cools down, I crave my favourite warming foods – porridge and soup.
But by mid-winter it can start to feel a bit boring, with a handful of recipes on rotation. Want to up your soup game? Here are my favourites that will get you through the coldest mnths.
A soup for every week of winter*
These soups are vegan, so they’re dairy-free and most are also gluten-free. But they’re adaptable if you want to add animal protein; just add a lamb shank to the barley and vegetable, an egg to the red lentil or chicken to the healing soup.
The recipes are simple and can all be made on a stove top, stock pot or Instapot (just follow manufacturers directions).
The basis of a great soup is good stock. If you’re interested in making your own, give this homemade stock recipe a go.
Barley and vegetable (v, df)
Bean and vegetable (v, gf, df)
Big bowl miso (v, gf, df)
Cauliflower and red lentil (v, gf, df)
Chard and chickpea (v, gf, df)
Congee (v, gf, df)
Creamy carrot (v, gf, df)
Green soup (v, gf, df)
Healing soup (gf, df)
Jerusalem artichoke soup (v, gf, df)
Nettle and mushroom (v, gf, df)
Red lentil (v, gf, df)
Roast vegetable (v, gf, df)
Pumpkin, almond butter & lime (v, gf, df)
Roasted pumpkin and tomato (v, gf, df)
Tomato and quinoa (v, gf, df)
*and a few weeks more!
More delicious soups
Anna Jones’ five flavourful soups
Ottolenghi’s onion and chickpea
Hetty McKinnon’s mushroom and cashew cream
Ganga’s coconut and sweet corn