Sustaining, nutritious, quick, easy and cheap to make, it's no surprise that soups are so popular. You'll find every type of pottage on the site, from classic watercress and gazpacho to roasted tomato and chilled versions too.
This soup is simply stunning, one you'll want to make over and over again. Black beans don't have a strong flavour of their own but they do carry other flavours superbly, while at the same time yielding a unique velvety texture.
If you've roasted a turkey at Christmas, you can easily make lots of gorgeous stock from the carcass which will, in turn, allow you to create this sumptuous turkey soup!
This soup adapts to any combination of fresh herbs - mint, sage, tarragon, thyme, rosemary, sorrel or any others that are available.
This warming and nutritious soup is based on an old Scottish favourite, Cullen Skink. The addition of eggs makes it more filling and increases the protein content too.
A lovely, thick, hearty soup for the winter months when you need comfort food! It's cheap and easy too so a good way to feed a hungry crowd at lunchtime.
One of Delia's absolute favourite soups - and the good thing is that it's really cheap to make, especially in the winter months when leeks and potatoes are packed with flavour.
This is a light and delicate soup that is best made with the dark, flat open-gilled mushrooms – which have more flavour to them than the closed button variety.
You need to be quite hungry for this one because (as its name might imply) it's hefty and substantial.
For vegetarians – or simply for a change – it is a nice idea to omit the bacon and pile some croûtons on top of this soup in a heatproof bowl, then sprinkle with ¾ oz (20 g) of strong Cheddar and melt under a hot grill.
This really is one of the most luxurious and delicate soups imaginable. It is very easy to prepare and cook, but perfect for a special occasion. Crisp, golden croutons are lovely sprinkled over the top of a bowl of hot or chilled soup.
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