With today being National Soup day it only feels right to give a shoutout to our favorite Soup and Salad pairings! So without further ado, we hope you enjoy these 7 best soup and salad recipes as well as a few of our favorite soup enjoying tips.
There is something so satisfying about a warm bowl of hearty soup and a fresh salad. I mean it really isn't that hard to understand why Soup and Salad will always be a timeless lunch or dinner pairing. Together they really do make for a perfectly balanced and delicious meal.
Favorite Soups and Chili
1. Lentil and Coconut Soup
Filled with loads of veggies, enveloped in a spicy coconut curry broth and thickened with red lentils this soup doesn’t get much better! Hearty and filling this bad boy, is packed with loads of plant friendly protein. We promise, no one is going to walk away feeling hungry.
Somewhere between a soup and stew this recipe has a warm and comforting texture. A bowl of lentil soup would be perfect to enjoy with a roll or scoop of basmati rice.
2. Zuppa Toscana Soup
Olive Garden copy-cat, this Zuppa Toscana Soup recipe is a winner! A thick, rich and creamy broth full of crumbled Italian sausage, tender potatoes and hearty kale makes for one savory dish. After this soup fills your home with it's aroma you are sure to be hooked. You won't believe how easy it is to fall in love with a lighter, healthier version of this soup. And don’t worry, you won’t miss any of the flavor. It is all there!
3. Old Fashioned Potato Soup
This hearty Old Fashioned Potato Soup is loaded with tender bites of potato, flavorful corn and savory bits of sausage. Next, wrap up all those delicious ingredients in a velvety broth and you get a rich and creamy, oh-so-comforting family favorite. Then all you need to do is grab a spoon and get cozy with a bowl of this warm and filling soup any night of the week!
4. Sweet and Spicy Chili with Brown Sugar
This easy, sweet and spicy chili recipe with brown sugar is a family favorite! A hearty bowl full of subtly sweet, yet sassy chili is sure to win you and your family over. Now, make life easier, double the recipe and then freeze and put away for countless meal options later with little to no effort!
Best Salads to Serve with Soup
5. Mango Berry Salad with Grilled Chicken
And next we have the Mango Berry Salad. Hands down this is the best summer salad EVER! It is loaded with fresh crisp mixed greens, crunchy candied walnuts, flavorful grilled chicken, sweet berries, mango and grapes. Then topped off with a drizzle of homemade Cinnamon Mango Dressing, you are sure to walk away with a new favorite addiction.
6. Citrus and Cranberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
The way our tangy Poppy Seed Dressing pairs with this crunchy, sweet, yet tart Citrus and Cranberry Salad is pure perfection. Plus it is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Therefore, this salad makes for a quick, fresh lunch or simple dinner accompaniment to any bowl of soup.
Rolls to Serve with Soup and Salad
7. Super Soft Dinner Rolls
These easy soft dinner rolls are the perfect addition to the best soup and salad recipes night!. Scrumptiously homemade they are extra fluffy and oh so tender. Made with a handful of pantry staple ingredients it doesn’t get easier than this when it comes to making fresh bread.
Baked to a golden-brown perfection they pair well with all your favorite meals. Serve alongside a big bowl of hearty soup, stew or chili and you've got one cozy meal that everyone is sure to love.
Best Accessories for Soup and Salad Lovers
Most importantly though, if you are a lover of the classic combo we have a few tips for really getting in there and upping your game for the best soup and salad experience! Here are a few products you are going to need to check out:
Firstly, if you are going to become soup connoisseurs you are going to need to have REAL soup spoons on hand. Trust me ... if makes a difference.
Secondly, our friends recently introduced us to these Soup and Side bowls and now I need a set for our house. Certainly they are a Soup and Salad Night game changer!
And last of all, if you are thinking about taking soup and salad recipes pairing on the go, then you've got to grab one of these bad boys. This Dual Compartment Thermos would certainly be crucial for packing a soup and salad lunch!