Taste the Rainbow: Colorful Soups

Dinner, Lunch, Recipes
on January 7, 2015
West African Peanut Soup
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Warm soup is the ultimate comfort food—especially on frosty, harsh winter days. These recipes will help add a little variety (and color!) to your regular rotation of chicken noodle and clam chowder.


Red: Three-Tomato Soup

Three-Tomato Soup | Relish.com

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

The red tomatoes that make this soup so bright and colorful also provide your body with a wide variety of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants that help fight all those pesky winter illnesses.


Orange: Carrot Soup with Chives and Popcorn

Carrot Soup with Chives and Popcorn | Relish.com

Photography by Yunhee Kim

Carrots provide a surprisingly tasty base for this soup recipe—a perfect complement to the popcorn garnish.


Yellow: West African Peanut Soup

Yellow: West African Peanut Soup | Relish.com

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Prepare this vegetarian, dairy-free recipe as an enjoyable, international alternative to more traditional cream and broth-based soups.


Green: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup | Relish.com

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

The pretty green color of this soup is brought on by fresh broccoli rather than the dried, processed stuff oftentimes found in store-bought mixes. And the addition of easy-to-melt Fontina cheese makes for a bowl that’s hard to turn down.


Blue and Purple, Too: Kale Fruit Smoothie

Kale Blueberry Fruit Smoothie | Relish.com

Dena Bitel

While not quite soup in the traditional sense, this smoothie-bowl-ready recipe utilizes many of the same healthy ingredients—like kale and spinach—to provide a cold, delicious alternative to the hot stuff.


White: Roasted Potato Garlic Soup with Parsley Oil

Potato Soup | Relish.com

Denise Woodward

The potatoes in this comforting soup are an excellent source of energy- and strength-boosting potassium. Even better, this recipe is both dairy and gluten-free, making it perfect for guests.


Brown: Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup | Relish.com

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

This earthy soup capitalizes on the rich taste of cremini mushrooms while creating a scrumptious alternative to cream of mushroom soup.



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