3 Rich and Creamy Herbs and Spices Soup Recipes

3 Rich and Creamy Herbs and Spices Soup Recipes

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Like every appetizer, soups help prepare your appetite for the main course. Of course, if it tastes dull, you will lose your appetite and won’t be able to enjoy your meal. That is why it’s important to be certain that your soup is rich and flavorful – and there is no better way to do just that than adding fresh herbs and spices.

Here Are Three rich and creamy spices and herbs soup recipes that will surely boost your appetite:

1. Classic Cream of Herb Soup

What you need:

5 cups chicken broth
1 cup half and half cream
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
5 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon white sugar
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
In a saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter then cook onions, basil and parsley until tender, about 8-10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 8 minutes. Add chicken broth and sugar then slowly stir in cream. Cover and simmer for thirty minutes. Melt the remaining butter in another saucepan then cook bread, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes. Mix about 1/2 cup of the soup mix into the flour and stir until smooth before pouring the flour mixture back into the soup. Serve immediately.

2. Tomato Basil Soupreme

3 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
20 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
1 3/4 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cups tomato-vegetable juice cocktail
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup butter
Mix together crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and tomato-vegetable juice in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil then simmer for 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat then stir in basil leaves. Allow to cool for a few minutes then puree soup using a blender. Return the soup to the pan, then add cream and butter then cook, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat until butter is melted.

3. Creamy Cucumber Spice

What you need:

2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp curry powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 teaspoon sesame oil
In a large saucepan, heat olive oil then cook onion and garlic until tender. Add the cucumber, vegetable broth and milk then stir in soy sauce, curry powder, parsley, red pepper flakes, cayenne powder and sesame oil. Allow to simmer over medium-high heat then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes more. Remove from heat and allow to cook for a couple of minutes. Puree using a blender till smooth.

Have a bowl of some of these creamy and rich herbs and spices soup recipes for a surely fulfilling appetizer!


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