• All soups are not made equally.

    Some are textured, some are smooth. Some are hearty, while others are light.

    If you’re like me and prefer an extra little bit of texture to a bowl or cup of smooth soup, it’s easy to remedy that and achieve texture with these quick and easy solutions.

    1. Add some crunch to your munch

    If you have a smooth bowl of soup, you can add some toast as a side. As a spicy alternative to bread, you can add some tortilla chips.

    Croutons are the classic, traditional add-on for smooth soups.

    2. Make it green

    Top off your soup with a little extra greenery for an additional nutritional health kick. Top your soup off with fresh arugula, cilantro or parsley for a fresh bite.

    3. A nutty alternative

    Toasted nuts like almonds, pecans or walnuts are a great way to add some depth to your soupy dish. Nuts are also neutral in flavour, so they won’t overpower the flavour of your soup.

    4. Load your soup

    If you’re making a vegetable soup, but aren’t opposed to something meaty, you can add crunchy bacon bits to your serving of soup. The added smoky, salty flavour will definitely take your helping of soup to the next level. You can even add in some sauteed prawns or shrimp, or if you want something fresh, a few slices of avo can add a cooling element to spicy soups too.

    ALSO SEE: Cauliflower and Parmesan soup

    Written by Marian Volkwyn for Woma&Home.

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