Souper soups for rainy days

Take bowls of gorgeous flavour combinations to a whole new level by finishing them with tasty toppings

By ,
Souper soups for rainy days

Cool nights and windy weekends call for a bowl of hot, steaming soup.

From chunky stews to creamy broths, there's a soup for every occasion.

Scroll on to check out our elegant, refined flavour combinations for when a tin of cream of tomato just won't cut it.

Balsamic roast tomato soup

Tomato soup is all well and good, but have you ever had slow-roasted tomato soup? Pop those tomatoes in a roasting tin with a pepper and balsamic vinegar to add some serious depth and caramelisedgoodness to those summer jewels.

Top it off with a spoonful of soft ricotta and some fresh herbs to add a delicious finishing touch. Creamy tomato soup has never looked so good.

Pea, spinach and pesto soup

Pea and ham? Nah, you're alright thanks. Pea and chorizo on the other hand...

Add some punchy Mediterranean flavour to your pastel pea soup with a spoonful of pesto and a fried chorizo crumb. This chunky number makes a great meal soup for rainy weekend lunchtimes. What's more, you can get a bowl of this mean, green deliciousness on the table in just 15 minutes!

Chicken and rice soup

Autumn weather got you feeling blue? This fragrant and filling chicken soup has everything the doctor ordered.

A herby broth bursting with chicken, rice and veg, top with some fried leeks for a hit of crunch. You'll be feeling 100 per cent again in no time.

Curried butternut squash soup

Sometimes you just need a big bowl of steaming vegetable soup. The balti curry paste and spices in this hearty recipe compliment the sweet flesh of the squash and sweet potato - the ultimate autumnal flavour combination.

Want to give you lightly spiced soup a bit more oomph? Why not try frying some pumpkin seeds with some curry powder until they take on a deep, toasty flavour.

And for the pièce de résistance...

Check out our favourite souper soup topper below. There's no going back to dry toast once you've tried these!

Our elegant soups got you in the mood for a hug in a bowl this autumn? Make sure to stock up on everything you need to make these soups and their toppings online or pop into your local store.