Soup is one of the most versatile foods. It is especially perfect for the fall season. There are some old favorites that are delicious and well known. Then there are also some unique and less well-known soups to try. These new soups are wonderful to get cozy with when the weather begins to turn cool. Try some of these ideas when the leaves start to fall from the trees, and you are looking for something both tasty and creative.
Swedish Fruit Soup
A Christmas tradition in many homes, this traditional Swedish soup is a delicious addition to your autumn menu. Dried fruits are thickened with tapioca, cooked and then cooled to create an unusual but tasty treat for any palate. This soup is great for days that still have a bit of warmth in them.
African Peanut Soup
This is a full and hearty soup that will leave you feeling no hunger. The peanut butter, sweet potato, tomato and coconut milk will leave you with a perfect combination of fats, protein, and carbohydrates to last you for many hours. Get comfortable and sit down with a bowl of this rich and filling soup.
Coconut Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin is one of fall’s most popular produce. Rich in taste and full of vitamins, it is the perfect food to usher you into autumn’s colorful moments. Pumpkins combined with Thai curry and coconut makes this a unique soup for the fall that will likely become a favorite way to use up all the pumpkins laying around.
Apple Ginger Carrot Soup
Take a plain fall soup, such as carrot, and throw in some new ingredients. This is a great way to give you a unique new soup. Apple ginger carrot soup is one of these, and you will enjoy this delicious variation. The ginger helps fight the viruses that begin to make their rounds when the fall arrives. It is also great for clearing the sinuses when a virus has already set in. Try some and see how amazing it is.
Carrot Grape Soup
Another odd but delicious variation on carrot soup is carrot grape soup. It is blended to give you that creamy, comforting texture that is well-enjoyed in the fall. The grapes add some Vitamin C and antioxidants. Cayenne pepper gives it a kick, and helps your metabolism to work efficiently instead of slowing down as the weather becomes cooler.
Butternut and Avocado Soup
Squash soups have always been a fall favorite. Avocado is not yet quite as popular as an addition to soup. However, combining these two is a great way to take a favorite and kick it up a notch. Adding avocados to your butternut squash soup gives you a dose of the healthy fats your body needs in order to function. Good brain food, this soup will become a quick favorite.
Fall and soup are two words that go together so well. Enjoy your old standbys, but take at least one night per week to try a new flavor and add some excitement to your fall soup line-up. You will enjoy the variety while giving your body a little dose of various nutrients that will help you stay happy and healthy throughout this favorite season.