Gazpacho is a classic Spanish soup. It is absolutely delicious and full of healthy ingredients, prepared raw and blended. It can be enjoyed all year round, but is at its best served chilled on warm summer days.
Carrots and cloves create a spiced, sweet, aromatic soup. If you like the flavour of cloves in bread sauce and mulled wine, you may love this soup. For a more traditional carrot soup, just leave out the cloves.
Celeriac makes a sweet tasting nutritious soup. Celeriac has a flavour similar to celery, and is sweet like parsnip. If not on your vegetable patch, celeriac is cheap to buy and is in season from autumn through winter.
Broad beans make a delicious rich soup. By concealing the beans in a soup, it is an excellent way of getting reluctant children and adults to eat them. The soup has a lovely rich green colour, similar to pea soup.
Onions make a yummy sweet soup that is said to be good for your body. To really bring out the flavour, I like to melt a hard cheese into the soup just before serving. A classic cheese and onion combination!
Winter squash and celeriac soup is ideal for cold winter nights. Winter squash gives sweetness and thickness, and celeriac adds its celery like flavour. A delicious sweet tasting gold coloured soup. Serve with fresh crusty bread.