Our best healthy soup recipes
Are you a fan of fresh-made soups? Try these healthy, wholesome soup recipes for your next meal
Healthy pureed soup recipes
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup (pictured)
This healthy, creamy, mildly spicy sweet potato soup can be served as a main course with toasted baguette slices or in smaller portions as a first course before an elegant dinner.
Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup
This creamy carrot soup is especially easy to digest. Because of the ginger, it has a warming effect whether served warm or cold.
Squash and Apple Soup
You can garnish this autumnal squash and apple pureed soup with very thin, unpeeled apple slices or with sliced green onion.
Golden Autumn Soup
This golden soup uses the freshest, most beautiful autumn produce.
Immune-Boost Broccoli Soup
Give your immune system a boost with this creamy broccoli soup.
Roasted Apple and Sweet Potato with Spiced Walnut
A harmonious blend of sweet apples, creamy sweet potatoes, savoury spices and hot chillies, this velvety soup is a perfect lunch option on a cold, wintry day. So wholesome is this soup it's sure to maintain stamina levels for the remainder of the workday.
Healthy mushroom soup recipes
Wild Mushroom Soup
A mixture of fresh, wild mushrooms is good for making this quick, woodsy-tasting soup.
Mushroom Soup with Peppers
This lovely one-pan mushroom soup with peppers is on the table in a matter of minutes.
Simple Mushroom Soup
The earthy flavour of the large, dark mushrooms in this soup is given a lift by garlic, parsley and mace. It has a deep, smoky colour and a rich taste that needs no cream to enhance it.
This nutritious mushroom-barley soup is even more flavourful if made ahead of time and reheated just before serving.
Mushroom and Winter Vegetable Soup
Cabbage and mushrooms, two nutrient-rich foods, team up in this hearty, healthy winter vegetarian soup that goes well with thin dark rye or pumpernickel toast.
Mushroom and Chive Soup
This delightful and refreshing vegetarian soup with mushrooms and chives is a wonderful starter for a special dinner or a festive lunch.
Meatball Mushroom Soup
This creamy, super-thick mushroom soup is made heartier with meatballs, barley, macaroni and rice.
Healthy chowder and seafood soup recipes
Puget Sound Fish Chowder
This delightful fish chowder, inspired by Puget Sound, is as good for you as it tastes.
This heart-healthy salmon chowder recipe calls for low-fat milk—replace with higher-fat milk or cream if you prefer a richer chowder.
Salmon and Tomato Chowder
Chowder is a classic meal-in-a-bowl. This salmon and tomato version is flavoured with lean bacon, leeks and tomatoes and thickened with potatoes, all of which provide the perfect background for the protein-packed salmon.
Spicy Tomato Fish Chowder
This spicy tomato fish chowder recipe makes a speedy main dish that is hearty and healthy.
Creamy Tomato and Crab Soup
This tasty, hearty tomato seafood soup is surprisingly quick and easy to make using fresh crab meat. The flaky crab meat goes well with the creamy texture lent by the potatoes, and the anchovies give it a bit of zing.
Healthy vegetable soup recipes
Tomato Garlic Soup
Grandmothers often said garlic was good for what ails you, and we now know they were right. This tomato-garlic soup uses 10 cloves, but because garlic mellows as it cooks, it has a mild, slightly sweet flavour.
Danish Potato Soup
Other vegetables and cream make this Danish potato soup rich in flavour and texture.
Peppery Corn Soup
Hot Mexican jalapeños add a peppery bite to what otherwise would be a humdrum corn soup.
Cabbage and Carrot Soup
You can make this carrot soup with crinkly Savoy cabbage, which is also rich in beta carotene.
Vegetable Soup and Dumplings
This is a scrumptious, old-fashioned vegetable soup with dumplings that will stick to the ribs and healthfully satisfy the biggest appetite.
French Onion and Tomato Soup
A twist on traditional French onion soup, the addition of tomato juice lends a whole new flavour to the onions.
Tuscan Mixed Bean Soup
Tuscan cuisine focuses on fresh, healthy ingredients and uncomplicated cooking techniques to make traditionally delicious fare. These are dishes—like this colourful mixed bean soup—that you can easily duplicate in your own kitchen.
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Soup
Roasting the onions, garlic, peppers, potatoes and zucchini caramelizes their natural sugars to bring out tantalizing sweetness. The pan juices, which contain minimal fat, are added to the roasted vegetable soup so you won’t lose a drop of Mediterranean flavour.
Hearty Vegetable Pesto Soup
Fragrant basil pesto adds a taste of summer to this healthier version of a classic French vegetable pesto soup. Aromatic vegetables add flavour and plenty of vitamins while keeping the fat in check. What a wonderful way to eat your vegetables!
Healthy chilled soup recipes
Cool Cucumber Soup
This cool cucumber soup is great to make on a steamy summer's day, since it requires no cooking at all.
Cold Shrimp and Cucumber Soup
Nothing could be more welcome on a warm day than this cool, delicious combination of shrimp, cucumbers and buttermilk with hints of dill and fennel.
Chunky Gazpacho with Garlic Croutons
This chilled soup is a delicious concoction of tomatoes, red and green peppers and cucumbers with a hint of garlic—all high in what’s good for you and low in fat and calories. Ladle this gazpacho with garlic croutons into cups as an entree, or into bowls for a light dinner.
Healthy chicken soup recipes
Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup
Packed with flavour, mixing pasta with chicken and a bounty of just-tender vegetables, it is easy to see why chicken noodle soup is traditionally eaten as a restorative. Serve it as an entree and enjoy the leftover chicken in sandwiches the next day.
Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup
This hearty soup tastes really creamy, yet it doesn’t contain any cream! Made with cooked chicken and fresh corn and potatoes, with a garnish of bacon, it’s substantial enough for lunch, served with crusty whole-wheat bread.
Herbed Chicken and Potato Soup
The simple, delicious flavours of this herbed chicken and potato soup will make it popular with adults and children alike. Try it for lunch on the weekend, served with plenty of crusty bread and fresh fruit to follow.
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Web exclusive: December 2008