January 24th, 2014
Soup + Pasta
Pairing soup and pasta is the perfect, easy way to spice up your standard soup (or pasta). Try our Creamy Butternut Squash Soup poured over ravioli and baked until warm. Add cheese tortellini to our Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup for a hearty and flavorful pasta soup. If you’re looking for a little guidance, start with this recipe. Your options are almost limitless!
Soup = Sauce
We never think of our soups as just soup. They’re a flavorful base for tomato sauces, your rice bowls and even BBQs. One of our favorite recipes is this Tortillas and Spinach in Black Bean Sauce. It was the grand prize winner of our Everyday Chef Challenge a few years ago. Delish!
Soup + Rice
If you’re in the mood for a big bowl of soup but wish you had some more substance, try using your favorite soup instead of broth as a base for rice recipes, like risotto or savory rice pudding. This Quick Indian Stew uses our Curried Red Lentil as a base with a few fresh ingredients and served over rice. Super creative, but still just as comforting as your favorite soup.
Soup + Blender
Traditionally, a soup and blender means gazpacho, but our team came up with an even more creative idea: a homemade salad dressing. Take your favorite soup and puree with a few extra flavors like herbs, fruit, onions, garlic, mustard or cream with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Blend, taste and adjust. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make your very own dressing! You might need a starch of some sort (rice, corn or potato) to hold it together for serving. Pour over a green salad, fresh potato salad or quinoa salad. Try this Cashew Carrot Ginger Dressing recipe first.
Have more ideas of your own? Tell us what you’re doing with Pacific’s Creamy Soups.