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4 Tasty and Healthy Soup Recipes


There are only a handful of options when it comes to healthy food that is equally a treat to the taste buds. However, this challenge can be easily met if you work in the right direction. There is no doubt that along with the significance of healthy eating, the food and the meals need to be alluring taste wise or else it becomes really difficult to eat them on a daily and even on regular basis from time to time. People who are health conscious also desires to have delicious recipes in their cook book to try something different each day. Among such category of foods, one which has quite a large number of options to explore comes in the form of soups.

Yes! There is no second thoughts that there are innumerable recipes and infinite ways in which soups can be prepared. This ensures both the prevention of monotony as well as an enhanced taste each time you try something new. However, as a cook, you would want to know the top notch soup recipes that are both tasty and healthy. The best is to go through the guide we have below. It has some of the best 5 recipes of soups that can be prepared easily. Check them out and make your pick!

Vegetable and Garlic Soup

For those who want to extract the benefits of vegetables for the body in the form of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients as well as the huge number of benefits that garlic provides in keeping the body healthy along with adding a taste to the dish, there is nothing better than trying their hands on Vegetable Garlic Soup. To know more, check the recipe below:

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients Required:

Mixed Vegetables (finely chopped): 1 cup
Salt and Pepper: to taste
Onions (chopped): ¼ cup
Oil: 1 teaspoon
Garlic (finely chopped): 2 teaspoon
Quick Cooking Oats: 2 tablespoons

For Garnish:
Chopped Coriander: 2 tablespoons

Method for Preparation:

Take a non-stick pan and heat the oil in it for a while. To this add the onions as well as the garlic and sauté it well for a few minutes until it gives a nice fragrance or else it turns golden brown and translucent in colour.

To this add the vegetables and then sauté again for a few minutes. Now add about 2 cups of water to this and also the salt and pepper and let it simmer for some time. This should be done till the time the vegetables becomes soft in nature.

Add some oats and then keep simmering it for another 5 minutes. Garnish it with coriander and then serve hot.

Tips:

1. You can take any kinds of vegetables that you like including the exotic ones. This recipe is open to all kinds of vegetables.

2. Make sure the vegetables are properly cooked when you simmer it or else you won’t be able to get the desired taste.

Bean and Pasta Soup

This might be one of the Italian recipes for soups but is definitely one of the delicious, mouth-watering and healthy one. The bean content also makes the soup highly rich in proteins. To prepare this dish, check this simple step by step recipe below:

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients Required:

Baked Beans (canned): ½ cup
Garlic: sliced, 2 cloves
Onion: sliced, 1
Chopped Tomatoes: 1 cup
Macaroni: ¼ cup
Corn flour: 1 tablespoon
Fresh Cream: 2 tablespoons
Dried Oregano: 1 teaspoon
Tomato Ketchup: 2 tablespoons
Butter: 2 tablespoons
Salt to Taste

Method for Preparation:

Take the butter in a pan and heat it a little and to this add the onions and the garlic and sauté it till the time the onions turns translucent and the garlic gives out a nice flavour and fragrance.

To this add the macaroni, baked beans, tomatoes as well as salt. Along with this, add about 3 cups hot water. This should be left on boil and simmered till the time the macaroni is cooked well. This should take about 10 minutes of your time for good outcomes.

In a small bowl dissolve the corn flour with about 2 tablespoons of water. This should be added to the soup to help it thicken well. Once it starts thickening, add the mentioned oregano, tomato ketchup, cream, pepper and salt. This should be mixed well.

Pour in the soup bowl and top it with grated cheese. Serve it hot. It will surely enhance the taste buds of your guests.

Tips:

1. You can add chilli flakes and a little chilli sauce to the soup depending upon your taste.
2. Make sure the soup is thickened properly. If it doesn’t then add a little more corn flour to it.
3. Keep an eye on the macaroni and boil the mixture until it is cooked properly or else it will negatively affect the taste.

Low Calorie and Tasty Carrot Soup

Carrot soup is not only light in nature where dinner appetizer is concerned but also a tasty and healthy option to use. The vitamin A and beta carotene level is good for the skin as well as the body. It is also good for the eye sight. Check on how to prepare the soup:

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients Required:

Chopped Carrots: 2 cups
Chopped Onions: ½ cup
Low Fat Milk: ¾ cup
Yellow Moong Dal (Bengal split gram yellow): 1 tablespoon
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Method of Preparation:

The carrots, onions as well as the moong dal should be taken together in a pressure cooker with about 2 ½ cups of water and then cooked till 2 whistles are blown.

Before you open the lid, make sure that the steam is passed well and now keep it aside. This should be cooled a little and then pureed well in a mixer grinder. Next, strain the entire puree in a strainer.

Transfer this liquid to a deep pan with milk salt as well as pepper and let it come to a boil. This should be cooked till a little thick. Pour in a soup bowl and serve hot with some muffin or garlic bread as an accompaniment.

Tips:

1. Make sure you take fresh carrots to ensure proper health and maximum benefits.
2. Take low fat milk if you are health and weight conscious
3. You can always add some cream to the soup if you do not have issues of weight gain.

Spinach and Baby corn Soup

Spinach is definitely one of the best green leafy vegetables with loads of vitamins and minerals whereas baby corn is perfect exotic twist to the soup and adds some great taste and crunchiness. This unique combination was put together to give you one of the best soups. To know the method of preparation check the guide below:

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients Required:

Chopped Spinach: 1 cup
Sliced Baby Corn: ½ cup
Vegetable Stock: 4 cups
Cornflour: 1 tablespoon
Low Fat Butter: 1 ½ teaspoons
Chopped Onions: ½ cup
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Method for Preparation:

First things first, dissolve the corn flour in about 2 tablespoons of vegetable stock and keep it aside. Now take a pan and melt butter in it and to this add the onions and sauté them until soft and translucent in nature. This will take about 1 minute of your time.

To this add the baby corn and cook for the next 2 minutes. Follow it with spinach addition and cooking of another 2 minutes.

The next is to add the stock and the dissolved corn flour and let the soup come to a boil. However, this should be stirred continuously. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Keep it aside to let it come to room temperature.

This mixture should be blended in the mixer grinder to make it smooth and add it to a pan to bring it to a boil again. To this add salt and pepper and serve hot poured in a soup bowl with bread sticks.

Tips to Remember:

1. Make sure you take fresh vegetables for a nice taste and good health.
2. The puree should be completely cooled down before grinding it in the mixer.

Some Other Recipes worth Trying:

1. Almond Soup
2. Chicken and Exotic Vegetables Soup
3. Clear Soup
4. Broccoli Soup
5. Creamy Pumpkin Soup
6. Creamy Vegetable Soup
7. Hot & Sour Soup
8. Lemon Coriander Soup
9. Mushroom Soup
10. Potato and Onion Soup

No matter what kind of soup you choose from, make sure it strikes a balance between good health as well as taste. Apart from that, ensure that only fresh ingredients are used for the soup for maximum advantage. There are innumerable soup recipes that you can create on your own using different ingredients that you like from your rack. It is bound to give you mouth-watering outcomes!

Try a new one each time for enhanced experience. So what’s cooking in dinner tonight?

 

 

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