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5 mouth-watering winter soups

Who said that healthy diet is boring? Autumn is truly here and brought along fresh and delicious winter vegetables. To cope with the rain and the cold weather, we need energy reserves. Soups are one of the easiest, fastest and tastiest ways to protect our health and to keep us warm.

Local markets burst with colours and vitality these days. Broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin, carrot, celery, leek, asparagus… Just let your creativity shine through! These beautiful winter vegetables give steamy velvet or simple soups.

  1. Velvet asparagus soup

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 300 g asparagus
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  1. Carrot soup with ginger

What you need:

  • 4 carrots
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 potato
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (chopped)
  • 200 ml orange juice
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 pinch of grated nutmeg
  1. Vichyssoise soup

What you need:

  • 3 leeks
  • 2 potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons double cream
  • a little bit of fresh butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  1. Pumpkin soup with chestnuts

What you need:

  • 2 onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 500 g pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 260 g chestnuts, boiled and peeled
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon clove
  • sprigs of thyme, only the leaves
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 125 g smoked bacon
  • 250 g double cream
  1. Mushroom soup

What you need:

  • 500 g big mushrooms (preferably the brown ones)
  • 1 litre chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 230 ml heavy cream

Are you still looking for a speedy and simple soup to warm you up? There’s nothing more comforting than a steaming bowl of homemade winter soup. To achieve the most flavoursome results, you need to focus on seasonality.

Written by Evina

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