Warm Up With National Soup Month Recipes

Broccoli creamy soup.

January is National Soup Month. In honor of that, try these two mouthwatering soup recipes this January to warm yourself and your family after a long day.

Creamy Broccoli and Spinach Soup

What you’ll need:

  • 2 leeks (chopped)
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bunch broccoli (chopped)
  • 6 cups low-sodium broth
  • 1 small russet potato (peeled and chopped)
  • 5 ounces spinach
  • Sour cream for garnish

Cooking instructions:

  1. Cook the leeks in 4 tablespoons of butter with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large soup pot on medium-high heat. Stir occasionally for 4 to 6 minutes or until leeks have softened.
  2. Ad the broccoli, potato and vegetable broth to the pot. Simmer until the vegetables are tender. This should take 18 to 22 minutes.
  3. Stir the spinach into the mixture until wilted.
  4. Move the mixture to the blender and puree until smooth.
  5. Serve the soup hot with a dollop of sour cream and a dash of black pepper.

Chickpea, Vegetable and Pesto Soup

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 carrots (sliced)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 pound green beans (halved)
  • 1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas (rinsed)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup pesto

Cooking instructions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Stir in the celery, onion, carrots, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste and cook until the mixture is slightly darkened (roughly 1 minute)
  3. Stir in the vegetable broth, chickpeas, green beans and frozen peas. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve with pesto on top.

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