5 Yummy and Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipes to Relish This Winter
Dec 7, 2021
5 min read
The chilly winters are here and nothing more comforting like sipping a hot bowl of soup while getting cozy in your blanket. This nutritious and easy-to-cook meal is a great appetizer. Not only are they a quick escape from regular cooking on lazy weekends but also a hunger savior after a long and hectic day at work.
The season offers a wide variety of fresh veggies that are packed with essential nutrients. Blending them to healthy and yummy soups is an easy way to include them in your winter diet. Here are a few easy and quick soup recipes that would make your winter warm and relaxing.
This red and pulpy veggie is an absolute delight when blended into a soup. The juicy tomatoes are packed with antioxidants and help you fight many diseases. They are rich in carotene and are good for your eyes. These juicy vegetables are rich in essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, B, and C, potassium, and iron. They are also a great source of folic acid.
Boiled sweet corn kernels (optional)
Salt and black pepper powder
Fresh cream (optional)
Blanch the tomatoes until they soften, let cool, peel off and blend them into a puree
Now heat a pan and pour a little olive oil
Add onion and garlic paste and fry until the raw smell is gone
Pour the tomato puree and add the boiled corn kernels (optional) into the pan.
Add a cup of water, sprinkle some salt and boil the soup for a few minutes in low flame until it thickens
Turn off the flame and serve the delicious and tangy tomato soup with a spoon of butter, a pinch of black pepper, and a dash of fresh cream
Beetroot and Carrot Soup
This one's a perfect combo of taste and health. Besides, its rich color makes it highly tempting. Beetroot and carrots are available aplenty during winters and apart from slicing them for your salads, you can try making a soup. Beetroot and carrot are gut-friendly veggies that relieve you from constipation and boost metabolism.
These fiber-rich veggies are packed with several essential vitamins and minerals and are also known to help your skin glow. They boost your immunity and also control your blood sugar level.
Salt and black pepper
Peel off beetroots and carrots and wash them well
Dice them into medium-sized cubes
Wash tomatoes and cut them into halves
Now pressure cook all the veggies with a small piece of cinnamon and let them cool
Preserve the vegetable stock
Transfer the veggies to a blender and make a smooth paste
Now heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan
Add finely minced garlic to the pan and stir fry till golden brown
Pour the puree into the pan and add the vegetable stock
Sprinkle some salt and boil the soup in medium-high heat for a few minutes
Turn off the heat and pour the soup into your bowl
Season it with some oregano and black pepper powder and add in a scoop of butter to relish this vibrant and creamy soup
Spinach and Corn Soup
This nutrient-packed winter veggie offers a multitude of health benefits. It is rich in Vitamin A, C, and K and also contains essential minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. It boosts your bone health and reduces the risk of anemia. It also improves digestion and supports weight loss.
Boiled sweet corn kernels
Salt and Black pepper
Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly. Blanch them and set aside to cool
Preserve the stock
Now chop an onion roughly and grind it into a smooth paste
Mince a few cloves of garlic
Transfer the blanched spinach into a blender and make a smooth paste
Heat a pan and pour in some olive oil
Saute the minced garlic till they turn light golden brown and then add the onion paste and fry it well
Now add pureed spinach, boiled corn kernels, and the preserved stock
Bring all the ingredients to a boil and cook it for a few minutes
At this point add a tsp of sugar and some milk and let it boil until the soup thickens
Get it off the stove and serve hot with a spoon of butter, some salt, and freshly ground black pepper
Relish the goodness of green with this nutrient-packed soup
Carrot and Green Peas Soup
This one’s gonna tickle your taste buds for sure. Carrots are loaded with carotene and Vitamin A that keep your eyes healthy. This fiber-rich veggie is rich in calcium and Vitamin K which strengthens your bones. They make your skin glow and also check blood sugar levels.
Green peas are another winter veggie delight packed with Vitamin C, E, Zinc, and many other antioxidants that help you fight chronic diseases. They are loaded with many heart-healthy minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium. They are also a good source of protein and help in weight loss.
Salt and Black pepper
Fresh cream (optional)
Peel the carrots and wash them well
Dice them into small cubes
Now steam cook the carrots and some green peas until they are soft.
Allow the veggies to cool and set aside the stock
Now roughly chop the onions and blend the carrots and onions into a smooth paste
Heat a pan and melt a tablespoon of butter
Pour the carrot and onion puree into the pan and add the preserved stock
Now add the blanched green peas and some milk and bring to the boil
Sprinkle some salt and cook the soup for a few minutes until it thickens
Turn off the stove and pour the soup into a bowl
Garnish it with some fresh cream and serve it hot with a dash of pepper powder
Mixed Veggie Soup
This recipe is highly nutritious and yummy as it is packed with several winter veggies like carrots, cauliflower, green peas, capsicum, and spring onions. You can also add other veggies of your choice. The health benefits of carrots and green peas are already known to you. Let’s see what the other veggies offer.
Cauliflower is rich in fiber and water content. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, potassium, and folate. It is also packed with several antioxidants. An excellent source of dietary fibers, spring onions are believed to relieve gastrointestinal problems. They are also a good source of Vitamin C and calcium.
Capsicums are low-fat vegetables that aid in digestion. Rich in antioxidants, this vegetable reduces the risk of cancer. They contain high amounts of Vitamin B6 or Thiamine that improves metabolism. They are also a good source of folic acid.
Fresh coriander leaves
Salt and Black pepper
Wash the veggies well and chop them into small cubes
Blanch the carrots, cauliflower, baby corn, and green peas until they are a bit soft
Strain the veggies and set them aside to cool. Don’t forget to preserve the stock
Now heat a pan and pour in a tablespoon of olive oil
Add finely chopped onions and garlic and saute them until light golden brown
Add the chopped tomatoes and capsicum and stir fry for a few minutes
Now add the blanched veggies to the pan and saute them in medium heat for sometime
Sprinkle some salt and pour in the vegetable stock
Take a tablespoon of cornstarch and prepare a slurry
Slowly add the slurry while stirring the broth
Add the finely chopped spring onions and let the soup boil for a minute
Turn off the flame and pour in the vegetable broth in a soup bowl and garnish with some freshly chopped coriander leaves
Enjoy the tummy-filling mixed veggie soupy delight with a dash of freshly ground black pepper and a small scoop of butter
Fresh vegetables are not only a great source of essential nutrients and antioxidants but also add color to your platter. And, winters offer them to us in abundance. Try these easy-to-make soup recipes to include these healthy veggies in your winter diet.
Relish these appetizing soupy delights to experience warmth this winter.