My 3 Most Fave Fall Soups| Comforting & Healthy

I think I’ll repeat this every time – I know I’m not a professional cook nor a good food stylist. But I’m a huge food enthusiast so maybe think about it while reading my recipes and looking at the pictures of the food I make.
This time I decided to share three of my most favorite fall soup recipes and I know they are maybe similar to each other, however they all taste differently but equally delicious. They are nourishing, heartwarming and comforting (and yes, I use this word a lot as I like the feeling it presents).
This fall I’m so much into soups that I couldn’t imagine not sharing this kind of blog post for you to enjoy the last days and weeks of this beautiful season the way I enjoyed it so far – through the feelings that only homecooked meals can bring!

Before we start I’d like to tell you that all three recipes were kind of my experiments and I improvised all the way through making them for the first time and I adjust the recipes every time I cook. Basically all of the ingredients I use ad occhio so feel free to do the same and adjust the recipes as you wish ;).

Creamy red lentil soup with fried onion

INGREDIENTS

For the soup:
1/2 of onion
dried red lentils
carrot
ginger
broth or a bouillon cube (chicken or vegetable)
cooking cream (optional)
salt & oil

For the garnish:
middle-sized onion
flour
salt & oil

DIRECTIONS

1. Put your pot on the hob over a medium heat. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil (I use the sunflower one) and leave it until hot.
2. Meanwhile peel and chop the onion into small dice and add to the pot. Cook for about 1 minute.
3. Peel and cut the carrot and also peel and chop a piece of the ginger. I use only a small piece, approximately 1-2 cm which is enough to add the right spiciness to the soup. Add to the pot and cook for about 1-2 minutes.
4. Add dried red lentils and cook for about 1 minute. Mix occasionally.
5. Add broth OR water with a bouillon cube, add salt to taste. Bring to boil and let cook until tender.
6. Let cool down a bit and then mix everything in a food processor or a blender (I recommend the latter as it leaves the soup nice and smooth).
7. This is optional, but I like to add a dash of cooking cream while mixing because it gives the soup a very lovely creamy and soft texture.
8. To add something crunchy, I like to dip slices of onion into flour with a pinch of salt and then fry them in oil until brown (be careful, it goes fast!) and serve on top.

COMFORTING RED LENTIL SOUP

INGREDIENTS

1/2 of onion
dried red lentils
carrot
1 large potato
broth or a bouillon cube (chicken or vegetable)
turmenic powder
curry powder
yellow saffron powder
salt & oil

DIRECTIONS

1. Put your pot on the hob over a medium heat. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and leave it until hot.
2. Meanwhile peel and chop the onion into small dice and add to the pot. Cook for about 1 minute.
3. Peel and cut the carrot, add to the pot and cook for about 1 minute.
4. Add dried red lentils and cook for about 1 more minute. Mix occasionally.
5. Add broth OR water with a bouillon cube, add salt to taste. Also add a pinch of all the spices.
6. Peel and cut the potato and add to the pot.
7. Bring to boil and let cook until tender.

CREAMY HOKKAIDO SOUP

INGREDIENTS

1 small hokkaido squash
broth or a bouillon cube (chicken or vegetable)
turmenic powder
yellow saffron powder
paprika powder
cinnamon powder
cooking cream
salt & oil

DIRECTIONS

1. Carefully wash the hokkaido squash and put it into the oven at 150°C for about 15 minutes to make it softer and easier to cut.
2. Let the squash cool a bit and cut into dice while removing the seeds.
3. Put your pot on the hob over a medium heat and put the squash dice into a pot.
4. Add broth OR water with salt and a bouillon cube, add salt to taste. Also add a pinch of all the mentioned spices. Bring to boil and let cook until tender.
5. Let cool down a bit and then mix everything in a food processor or a blender.
6. Add a dash of cooking cream while mixing for the creamy and soft texture.
7. Serve with croutons or soup pearls.

What’s your favorite fall soup?
I’ll be very happy when you let me know if you tried any of these and how you liked it.
Happy cooking!

xo Candy

Share:

Pridaj komentár

Vaša e-mailová adresa nebude zverejnená. Vyžadované polia sú označené *