Category: Soup

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Lentil Soup With Chipotles

Chipotles in adobo add a wonderful smoky-spicy element to this lentil soup. Lentils combine well with smoky flavors — that’s why they’re so often cooked with sausage or bacon. 1 tablespoon canola oil 1...

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Lentil and Escarole Soup

The combination of legumes and bitter greens like escarole is common in southern Italy. Escarole is a bitter lettuce that looks a little bit like frisée but with wider, tougher leaves. It’s high in...

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Provençal Tomato and Basil Soup

If there are no fresh tomatoes at hand, use canned. The soup is delicious and silky if you thicken it with tapioca. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 4 to...

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Puree of Swiss Chard and Romaine Soup

Adapted from a recipe in Clifford A. Wright’s “The Best Soups in the World,” this intensely green, creamy soup without cream is like a garden in a bowl. Tarragon gives it a real flavor...

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Lentil Tomato Soup

This is an easy, robust vegetarian soup that tastes almost meaty. The rosemary in the bouquet garni contributes a savory, earthy flavor. 1 cup lentils, washed and picked over 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive...

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Puree of Chickpea Soup

Most chickpea soups, whether savory minestrones or spicy North African stews, are rustic and hearty. This one is delicate, a puree that will have a particularly velvety texture if you take the time to...

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Kale and Potato Soup

This soup is inspired by the Portuguese national dish caldo verde (green soup), but this version contains no chorizo sausage. I’ve added a Parmesan rind to the bouquet garni to enrich the broth. 2...

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Meal in a Bowl With Chicken, Rice Noodles and Spinach

This comforting soup is a simplified version of a Vietnamese phô or a Japanese ramen (using rice sticks instead of somen). 1 smallish chicken, about 3 to 3 1/2 pounds, cut up and skinned,...