Sunday, June 20, 2021

A Few Favorite Giada De Laurentiis Summery Soups for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays

I really intended on making a new soup this week but life sometimes gets in the way. I am waiting to see if Max, my 17-year-old diabetic cat needs to go to the emergency vet to get "unclogged" today--a fate both of us would prefer to avoid, and so starting something on the stove seemed like not a great idea.

So I am back to a recap of summer-worthy soups I have enjoyed. This week, I am grabbing five soups from Giada De Laurentiis that are great for summer. 

Giada's Corn & Tomato Soup with Basil is summer in a bowl!

Arugula and mascarpone elevate her Italian Vichyssoise.

Her Artichoke Soup with Fresh Mint is good hot or cold. 

Although I made it in the winter months, Giada's Vegetarian Chili Verde works equally well in the summer.

If you can still get good asparagus where you live, her Asparagus Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese is delicious. 

I am linking these 5 soups up at I Heart Cooking Clubs where it is Put It In a Bowl week. 

Let see who is in the Souper Sundays kitchen this week!

Tina of Squirrel Head Manor is a woman after my own heart, making a Chicken Stew for a One-Pot Meal {Because of course you eat a hot meal with a 102 degree heat index!} She says, "This is a stew of chunks of chicken, black and red beans, sauteed onion and yellow peppers, half a can of tomatoes and chicken broth.  It's very thick and I imagine it would be great over rice but we just ate a bowl as it is for dinner. We had leftovers too :-)"

Judee of Gluten Free A-Z Blog shared her Easy Pasta Salad - Healthy, Vegan and Gluten Free, saying, "Mixed with any kind of vegetable, the new high protein pastas, which are on all the supermarket shelves, are a great base for a quick and easy healthy meal, and you can be as creative as you like with the variety of vegetables that you add to the salad."

Kim of Stirring the Pot brought this tasty-looking (but multi-step and dish) Broccoli & Kale Salad from Ina Garten (part of her Summer Slim Down series of posts). Kim says, "One plus about this salad is that it would make a lovely lunch or dinner for entertaining. You could prep all the ingredients beforehand and toss it altogether when the guests arrived. You could also prep all these ingredients and then meal prep this salad for lunches throughout the week. In fact, that's what I will likely do. This salad is hearty, healthy, beautiful, and delicious, but it will yield an entire sink of dirty dishes and a rather messy kitchen so be forewarned!"

Finally, earlier in the week at Kahakai Kitchen, I made a Deconstructed Shrimp Po' Boy with Remoulade Dressing that was just the thing for a hot summer evening's meal. I added some leftover red beans and rice to make it a heartier salad, and wanted to smother everything with the dressing! So good!

Thanks everyone for hanging out with me this week! 
(If you aren't familiar with Souper Sundays, you can read about of the origins of it here.
If you would like to join in Souper (Soup, Salad, and Sammie) Sundays, I would love to have you! Here's how...

To join in this week's Souper Sunday's linkup with your soup, salad or sandwich:
  • Link up your soup (stew, chili, soupy curries, etc. are fine), salad, or sandwich dish, (preferably one from the current week or month--but we'll take older posts too) on the picture link below and leave a comment on this post so I am sure not to miss you. Also please see below for what to do on your blog post that you link up to Souper Sundays in order to be included in the weekly round-up.
  • Although we are pretty wide on what defines a soup, sandwich or salad, entries that are clearly not in the same family (ie: desserts, meats, random main or side dishes that aren't salads, etc.) are meant for another round up and will be deleted. 

On your entry post (on your blog):
  • Mention Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammies) Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen and add a link back to this post. (Not to be a pain but it's polite and only fair to link back to events you link up at--so if you link a post up here without linking back to this post or my blog on your post, it will be removed.)
  • You are welcome to add the Souper Sundays logo to your post and/or blog (completely optional).

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Have a happy, healthy week!


  1. I hope Max is doing better. It;s always heart wrenching when a beloved pet is ill.
    Love your Giada roundup and thanks for some new ideas. I brought you a sandwich to go along with the soup.

  2. I'm thinking of you and Max and hoping he's feeling better without the emergency vet visit!

    Really enjoyed the roundup of Giada's soup recipes. I've always wanted to make her asparagus soup with the goat cheese on top. Also, remoulade dressing sounds right up my alley. I could put that dressing on about anything!

    Laughing about Tina making chicken stew down in the sweltering Florida heat, but it looks great.

    Thanks for including me in the roundup!


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