The weather may be getting warmer, but that doesn't mean you have to give up your warm comfort foods just yet. Spring is the perfect time to whip up some simmering soups to brighten up those rainy spring days. Below, you'll find a compilation of the best spring soups out there. Pair with a fresh salad for an equally nutritious and refreshing meal the whole family is bound to love.
1. Instant Pot Split Pea Soup by Bon Appétit
This soup may not look like much, but if you make it right, it'll be flavorful and incredibly comforting on a breezy spring day. If you don't plan on making the bacon and croutons yourself, this recipe will only take an hour or so of your time and won't require too many ingredients. However, if you do decide to put in the effort, theses topping are bound to turn out delicious. So grab your instant pot or pressure cooker and get simmering.
2. French Spring Soup by Allrecipes
Leeks, onions, potatoes, rice, and more unite to create this creamy spring soup. The recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients, many of which you likely already have. And it'll only take an hour to make this masterpiece of a soup. In just three easy steps — cook, boil, and mix — the dish will be ready to serve. Season with salt or pepper and enjoy!
3. Best-Ever Gazpacho by Delish
A perfect blend of tomatoes and basil, this gazpacho may truly be the best ever. Combine all the ingredients, including your favorite red wine, in a food processor and blend until smooth. Then, make homemade croutons using gluten-free bread if you wish. Chill your soup before serving and top with olive oil and basil for the best gazpacho you've ever tasted.
4. Creamy Miso Broccoli Soup by San-J
This recipe serves four and calls for several ingredients you probably already have. However, you may have to make a quick trip to the store for miso paste, white beans, and grapeseed oil. And make sure you have lots of broccoli and frozen peas on hand. Sautee, boil, simmer and blend the ingredients until you have a smooth, thick soup. Add more water if you prefer yours a bit thinner. And serve straight out of the pot.
5. Spring Chicken Soup by How Sweet Eats
April showers bring May flowers — and vegetables! Your local grocer should have lots of fresh veggies in stock during the spring season and what better way to eat them than in a soup. So gather up some asparagus, carrots, onions, and spinach and start chopping. This recipe is light and nutritious and serves four to six people.
6. Cream of Asparagus Soup by Epicurious
If you love asparagus but are an even bigger fan of creamy soups, this recipe is for you. With only six ingredients and incredibly simple instructions, making this soup is a breeze. Simply saute and blend all the ingredients until smooth. The resulting mixture will be a silky, creamy puree. Top with lemon juice and asparagus tips for a delicious and beautifully green dish.
7. Beetroot and Carrot Soup with Feta by My Fussy Eater
This soup is so colorful; it's almost too pretty to eat. The beets give this dish a bright pink-red hue as well as vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and iron. It's also rich in fiber and antioxidants to keep you feeling healthy through the rainiest season of the year. Top with creme fraiche, feta, and parsley for a taste the whole family will love. And the best part? It only requires just five minutes of prep time and 25 minutes to cook.
8. Spring Salmon Chowder by Taste of Home
Seafood lovers, raise your hand! This springtime soup is right up your alley. While this soup may be a bit heavier than a broth or vegetable puree soup, it still contains peas, cauliflower, celery, and dill to ensure a well-rounded nutritious meal for you and your family. Each serving also comes with 23 grams of protein to keep you strong and healthy into summer.
9. Mussel Soup by Food and Wine
If you still haven't gotten your seafood fix, try making this mussel soup. With fennel, tomatoes, garlic, and a bit of orange, this soup is flavorful and zesty. Plus, it's a snap to prepare and, if you can't find mussels, you can substitute with firm white fish like cod. This recipe also comes with an option to make homemade toasted baguette slices. However, you may find this soup is filling enough on its own.
10. Lemon, Orzo and Meatball Soup by My Recipes
A zesty spin on the classic chicken noodle, this lemon, orzo, and meatball soup is about to become your new spring favorite. Bright and refreshing, this recipe gives you a taste of summer and all things warm and sunny. Plus, these meatballs are made of chicken, which helps make the soup a lighter fare. Add carrots, garlic, and sweet onions and top with parsley for an equally beautiful and delicious meal.