Sunday, November 21, 2021

Five Soups with Toppings That Take Them to the Next Level for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays

I love how toppings can take a simple bowl of soup to the next level. Here are five favorites:

White Bean Farro Soup with Chickpea Parmigiana by Terry Hope Romero uses chickpea flour for a fun, cheese-ish topping in a vegan soup. 

Moroccan Lentil Soup with Yogurt & Chili-Fried Onions--so many layers of flavor in this lentil soup by Diana Henry.

There's something about lentils and chili oil because Ottolenghi's Red Lentil Soup with Fried Tofu and Chilli Oil is another favorite.

And tofu cubes as a topping work really well in Chloe Coscarelli's Vegan Ramen Bowl with Crispy Hoisin Tofu.

Finally, there's Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Mushroom & Hazelnut Topping where the topping is a unique mix on Ellie's Krieger's simple pureed soup. 

I could easily find another five, ten or twenty soups for this theme! But instead, let's check out the Souper Sundays kitchen and see who is here:

First up is Melynda from Scratch Made Food with a slaw salad. She says, "Celery Root Carrot and Apple Slaw is easy, delicious! Fall is the perfect time to add a vegetable salad to your dinner table, and this one will become a new family favorite. We love this salad because it is delicious, and adding more vegetables to the table is always a good thing!"

Next is Debra of Eliot's Eats with her Spicy White Pumpkin Soup. Debra says, "After Halloween, I found a few pumpkins on sale—for 50 cents a piece. I had to buy some to roast. These were “white” pumpkins (Pumpkins Lumina). While I was writing this post, I was roasting them so it just made sense to utilize them for something Friendsgiving-like. I was also spending part of the morning going through my November magazines (bon appetitFood & Wine, Southern Living, and Martha Stewart). I garnished with sliced jalapenos, cilantro, and crumbled cojita."

Finally, Judee of Gluten Free A-Z Blog shared her insta-pot Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup, saying, "Combined with red lentils, butternut squash makes a hearty cool weather soup that is filling, comforting, and delicious. The savory flavors come from tomatoes, peppers, onions, chiles, potatoes and cumin. Although this recipe could also be made on the stove top, I made this version the Instant Pot. It's fast and easy, especially if you buy pre-cut up butternut squash to avoid having to peel, clean out the seeds, and chop the firm squash (I peeled and chopped)."

Thank you Debra, Judee and Melynda for joining 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.)
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Have a happy, healthy week!


  1. Toppings on soup is such a good idea. They all look good but I especially think I would like the cauliflower soup.

  2. Anything with lentils works for me. Lots of good soups you chose this time, Deb! Happy Thanksgiving.


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