Light and Lively Spring Soups

Okra-Rice Soup

Okra and green tomatoes

A true southern classic, this okra soup was as commonplace in the nineteenth century as it is unusual today. Despite the “throw-everything-into-the-pot” simplicity of the recipe, the result is a wonderfully complex blend of flavors and textures—thanks mainly to the unique character of okra. This thick soup is  closely related to a Creole gumbo. more→


Mixed Mushroom Soup with Bok Choy

Baby bok choy

An aromatic brothy soup, this soup can be enjoyed any time of the year. This is an excellent way to whet the appetite for a vegetable stir-fry. Use the broth portion of this recipe as the basis for other Asian-style soups. more→


Curried Cashew-Vegetable Soup

Cashews make an unusual and rich-tasting base for a soup. With notes of ginger, curry, and citrus, this soup is good hot or at room temperature. more→


Asparagus and Spinach Soup with Wild Rice and Mushrooms

This bountiful bowlful of asparagus, spinach, wild rice, and mushrooms, offers an earthy medley of colors, textures, and flavors. more→


Greek-Flavored Spinach and Orzo Soup

Here’s a lively soup that comes together quickly, with leeks, greens, and tiny pasta in a lemony broth. more→