Soups are usually a winter thing, but I like to enjoy them all year long! They are easy to make, they are filling, full of flavor, you can freeze them for later, and one batch of soup makes a bunch of meals! The three soups I’m about to share with you are even better because they are loaded with veggies, they are low-carb, and one of them is the perfect, cold, Summer soup!
Chicken & Veggie
You can’t go wrong with a classic chicken and vegetable soup. In fact, my mouth is watering as I think about this soup right now. It’s full of healthy vegetables and lean protein. It’s like eating a cuddle in a bowl. It’s so comforting and nostalgic. Similar to the other soups below, you can really customize it to your liking by adding or subtracting certain ingredients. You can try out my super simple recipe below, or find another! Chicken soup will always be my personal favorite.
Sopa De Res (Beef Soup)
This soup is something that I was introduced to by my boyfriend’s sister. It is a Salvadorian soup that is loaded with vegetables and flavor! You can add or subtract certain ingredients to make it the way you like. Typically it has beef ribs, corn on the cob, plantains, cauliflower, cabbage, green beans, chayote, yuca, and celery. When I make it, I like to make a low-carb version by leaving out the corn, plantains, and yuca. I have never made it with chayote, but I think next time I do, I will include that. If you haven’t tried making this yet, I definitely suggest doing so! You can try my recipe or find another one online!
I first tried gazpacho when I worked at a cute little cafe/market called “Dot’s” in Lincolnville, Maine. There were always soups of the day, and during the summer, they always served gazpacho. I really didn’t like the idea of a cold soup, but when I tried it, I was hooked! It’s so fresh and flavorful; perfect for Summer! You can make many different variations of this soup depending on the types of vegetables and even fruits that you want to include. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the recipe from Dot’s because it had been lost when they sold the business, but I tried out The Pioneer Woman’s recipe & it was super delicious! I highly recommend giving this soup a try!
I hope you have the urge to try one of these soups after reading a little bit about them! I personally will be prepping a chicken veggie soup and a beef and veggie soup tomorrow that I will freeze and eat for a couple of weeks!