9 soup combos you need to try this soup season

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9 soup combos you need to try this soup season

There’s nothing like coming home to a warm bowl of soup, dressed up with clever toppings or special sides to make a meal of it. Abigail Donnelly does this with classic soup recipes paired with interesting additions to make the perfect cosy winter meal. From tomato soup with air-fryer cheese scones to cauliflower soup with a Welsh rarebit, here are 9 soup combos for you to try.

1. Sweetcorn tamarind soup with corn fritters

The sweetness of the corn and coconut in the soup balances well with the sour tamarind, and the fritter batter keeps in the fridge for four days if you want to make it in advance. Abigail recommends serving charred rotis on the side if you don’t feel like making the fritters.

Sweetcorn tamarind soup

Find the recipe for sweetcorn tamarind soup here. 

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2. Marrow bone samp soup with no-yeast bread

Fresh, home-made bread with soup will always be a vibe. This bread is made with amasi, but you could use plain yoghurt or buttermilk instead. Roasting the marrow bones first is important as the flavour is released into the juices, which enriches the broth. You can add any dried herbs of your choice to the bread.

Marrow bone samp soup

Find the recipe for marrow bone samp soup here. 

3. Tortilla soup with fried wraps

Tortilla Soup, a film about a chef who is slowly losing his sense of taste, is one of Abi’s favourite food movies. Sunday dinners were non-negotiable for his family and tortilla soup was one of the dishes he shared, which inspired Abi to make this recipe. She also likes to add shredded leftover chicken.

Tortilla soup

Find the recipe for tortilla soup here. 

4. Roasted butternut soup with toppers

Abi likes to roast the butternut first for that caramelised flavour (which you can do in the air-fryer – pro tip!). You can swap butternut for pumpkin if you like. Here are Abi’s picks for toppings:

• Cooked sorghum
•  A drizzle of cream or amasi
• Chunks of crisp garlic bread or croutons
•  Slices of sausage or chorizo
•  Roast butternut and pumpkin seeds

Roasted butternut soup

Find the recipe for roasted butternut soup here. 

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5. Chicken soup with dumplings

This chicken soup is made in the oven and paired with fluffy dumplings. You can shred the chicken and remove the bones if you prefer or, if you’re partial to crispy skin, cook the chicken in the air-fryer at 200°C for 10 minutes.

Chicken soup with dumplings

Find the recipe for chicken soup with dumplings here. 

6. Cheesy broccoli soup with chimichurri

Abi enjoys a thick, creamy broccoli soup with a hint of cheesy flavour that reminds her of broccoli cheese, and this soup hits all those notes. It’s topped with chimichurri to help cut through the richness of the soup.  You can also add some crispy fried bacon for extra indulgence.

Cheesy broccoli soup

Find the recipe for cheesy broccoli soup here. 

7. Cauliflower soup with Welsh rarebit

When Abi was growing up, Sunday supper was often a tray of piping-hot Welsh rarebit. She recommends making a double batch of the Welsh rarebit sauce for the following week and keeping it covered in the fridge (you don’t have to use the beer). For the soup, blending butter with the veg omits the need for cream.

Cauliflower soup with Welsh rarebit

Find the recipe for cauliflower soup with Welsh rarebit here.

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8. Tomato soup with air-fryer scones

Abi took the cheese-and-tomato soup combo to a whole new level with this one. There’s cheese in the scones and the soup is topped with sliced halloumi. You can also keep this classic with a cheese toastie or braaibroodjie instead of the scones. Freeze any leftover soup to use as a pasta sauce. You can also make a double batch of the scones and freeze half to quickly reheat when you’re craving them.

Tomato soup with air fryer scones

Find the recipe for tomato soup with air-fryer scones here. 

9. Soup pie

This is inspired by a biryani where you cover the rice with a pie crust. The soup is just as good without it, but the buttery crust will make it go further. Top the pie with peas.

Find the recipe for soup pie here 

Abigail Donnelly Article by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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