Easy Soup Recipes from Around the World
Countries all over the world serve traditional soups with flavors that are as diverse as their individual cultures. This collection features our own simplified versions of a few of the world’s best-known soup recipes. Here’s a little bit about their origins:
- Japan: When we think of ramen we often think of the inexpensive cellophane-packed noodle soup kits sold in supermarkets, but real Japanese ramen soup is a delicious combination of richly flavored broth, vegetables, meat, and of course noodles.
- Portugal: Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale Soup), a soup made with spicy sausage (linguiça), potatoes, and kale originated in northern Portugal, and thanks to its robust flavor and hearty, healthy ingredients, its popularity has spread abroad.
- Mexico: Made with a varying assortment of on-hand ingredients, the historic details of Mexican tortilla soup aren’t well defined, but it seems to have originated in the area surrounding Mexico City.
- Italy: Both Pasta e Fagioli (pasta and beans) and Stracciatella (Italian egg drop soup) are traditional, hearty Italian soups made with inexpensive ingredients.
Easy Dinner Soup Recipe Roundup
Satisfying enough for a hearty weeknight meal and guaranteed to take the chill off a cold winter night, these dinner soup recipes are simplified versions of traditional favorites from four different countries.