Quick and Easy Soup Recipes Made with Whole Foods

While traditional stocks and soups are nice, they take many hours or days to make. Many quick stocks for soups taste like chemical concoctions. But don't despair as this collection of fabulous quick and flavoursome soup recipes can be completed in less than 60 minutes. There is no compromise on taste as the recipes employ various tips and tricks to save time.

Quick Chicken Soup with Lemon Mint and Buckwheat

Ingredients

For serving

Method

Place everything in a heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to the boil and then lower the heat and simmer until the chicken is tender (about 20-40 minutes). Remove the chicken and shred it into strands and then add back to the soup. Add the mint and adjust the seasoning with salt, freshly ground black pepper and lemon juice. Serve the soup in 2-3 bowls, top with a little cheese and fresh herbs.

Quick Spicy Chicken Soup with Coconut Water

Ingredients


For the Spice Mix For the Chicken For Serving

Method

Place the spice ingredients into a blender and blitz to form a rough paste, or grind with a mortar and pestle. Add the coconut water. Pour the marinade in a bag with the chicken pieces. Set aside for 4 hours or overnight. When you are ready to cook the soup, empty the contents of the bag into a moderate-sized saucepan and bring to the boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer from 30-45 minutes. Remove the chicken and shred it, then transfer back into the soup. Add the green beans and bean sprouts to the pan and to cook for 1-3 minutes a minute, and then add the noodles. Transfer to serving bowls and garnish with the peanuts, coriander, chilli and spring onion.

Quick Chicken and Mung Bean Soup

Ingredients

Method

Place the mung beans a small pan and cover with cold water. Add a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30-40 minutes until the beans are tender. Add a tablespoon of oil to another pan and heat to moderately hot. Add the chicken, spices, garlic, ginger and chilli and fry until the chicken is tender (about 15-30 minutes). Remove the chicken, shred it and add back to the pan. Add the water, cider and honey and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Then, add the cooked mung beans to the broth and heat through. Serve the soup topped with extra chilli and herbs.

Quick and Easy Vegetable and Lentil Soup

Ingredients

Method

Heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan or Dutch oven over moderate heat. Add the garlic, onions and celery and fry for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are soft. Add the coriander, tomatoes, bay leaves, and 8 cups of vegetable stock. Bring the pan to the boil and add the lentils, chilli, tomato paste and carrots. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and simmer for 30-40 minutes until the lentils are tender. Add extra stock if needed and adjust the seasoning. Serve garnished with extra chilli and coriander.

Quick Vietnamese Style Chilli Beef Soup with Noodles

Ingredients

Method

Dry-fry the spices in a heavy pan or Dutch oven for 2–3 minutes, then add the oil. Fry the onion, ginger and garlic and ginger until tender. Pour in the beef stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 10–15 minutes. Season with fish stock, salt and sugar. Slice the beef thinly across the grain and set aside. Cook the rice noodles in the usual way, drain well and add to the stock. Stir-fry the beef until just cooked, and then add to the broth. Serve the soup on hot bowls with a serving of herbs, chillies, bean sprouts, lime wedges and your choice of sauces.

Quick and Easy Prawn Soup with Noodles

Ingredients

Method

Boil the noodles in the usual way until just tender, then drain. Add the stock to a heavy pan with the lime juice, fish sauce, star anise and pinch of sugar. Bring the broth to the boil and add the noodles and prawns. Simmer briefly until the prawns are just cooked. Serve in small bowls garnished with mint, chilli slices and coriander.





Homemade soup is delightful and can be made easily and quickly with these tips and tricks for saving time.
Homemade soup is delightful and can be made easily and quickly with these tips and tricks for saving time.
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Using fresh whole foods ingredients can turn a quick soup into a delightful meal that takes about 30 minutes to prepare
Using fresh whole foods ingredients can turn a quick soup into a delightful meal that takes about 30 minutes to prepare
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Soup is a family meal that can be enjoyed by all the family. Learn how to make full-flavored soups quickly in less than 60 minutes.
Soup is a family meal that can be enjoyed by all the family. Learn how to make full-flavored soups quickly in less than 60 minutes.
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Soup need to take hours or days to make. Learn how to make hearty tasty soups in about 30 minutes using while food ingredients.
Soup need to take hours or days to make. Learn how to make hearty tasty soups in about 30 minutes using while food ingredients.
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A quick homemade soup can be prepared easily in less than 60 minutes, and can be used for several meals
A quick homemade soup can be prepared easily in less than 60 minutes, and can be used for several meals
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Adding whole food ingredients that cook quickly can turn a soup into a quick and easy meal for the whole family
Adding whole food ingredients that cook quickly can turn a soup into a quick and easy meal for the whole family
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