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After a long season of growing and caring for your garden, it’s time to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor. Fall is the perfect time for homemade soups, and by adding your own fresh produce to the pot, you’ll have an irresistible, healthy dish to keep you warm while you watch the leaves change. Here are 3 of our favorite garden fresh soups that you can prepare at home this fall.
Harvest veggie soup
This soup is among the freshest you’ll find. Designed to be highly versatile, you can use whatever produce you grew this season in your dish. Some of our favorites to include are onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, and corn. This recipe can be made with or without a protein as well, according to your preference.
Simply prepare and sauté your vegetables, then boil them in a broth of your choosing. Stir in some fresh garden herbs the last minute or two of cooking, and you’ve got a soup packed with delicious homegrown ingredients. If you’re looking to add some protein, try quinoa, pasta, or even white beans, added right before serving to your guests.
Tuscan bean soup
This popular soup is served in a variety of Italian restaurants and is hearty enough to fill your belly. Featuring carrots, onions, and baby spinach, your homegrown vegetables are the star of this soup. Add cannellini beans to your vegetables and cook them in vegetable or chicken broths, and season with pepper and Italian seasoning. Top the dish off with crackers and you have a dish high in vitamin C and iron that will warm you all the way down to your toes.
A classic colder-weather soup that everyone loves is tomato soup. Whether you’re eating it with a grilled cheese or on its own, the creamy texture and zesty flavor remains a favorite no matter your age. To make it homemade, you can use any variety of tomatoes you’ve been growing by throwing them all into an immersion blender. For a smoother soup, be sure to peel and seed the tomatoes before juicing.
In a pan, sauté some garlic and onion in olive oil, then whisk in some butter and flour. Begin stirring in some broth of your choice, then your pureed tomatoes, and season with basil, balsamic vinegar, paprika, and honey. Simmer it for about 20 minutes, then stir in some milk away from the heat to add a creamy texture. Give the soup one last mix in the immersion blender before serving, and adjust the seasonings as you see fit. You can even garnish it with cheeses or chives. Just like that, you have some of the best tomato soup you’ve ever tasted.
Enjoy your cozy dish
Comfort food can be healthy, and fall is the perfect time to whip up some warm and cozy, nutrient packed soups. Your hard work in the garden can pay off as you enjoy the taste that only comes from fresh produce. No matter which type of soup you stir up, your dinner guests won’t be able to get enough. Looking for a hassle free way to enjoy fresh ingredients in quality dishes? At the Albert, our ingredients are always fresh and we love preparing inventive dishes that the whole family will love.
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