"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Soups, Stews & Casseroles > Soups
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2021, 08:36 PM   #1
Senior Cook
Kevin86's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 390

Hey everybody

My wife’s birthday is coming up and I invited some of her friends over. We’re doing bbq and drinks and all sorts of yummy food. However it’s starting to cool off at night a bit now here and one of her friends is a vegetarian. So I was thinking some sort of fun vegi soup maybe kinda Mexican that if people want to they can add some bbq meat to but it will be a vegi soup. Doesn’t need to be thick like squash soup (but can be) I’m thinking minestrone kinda imagining in my head.

I want to stay away from chilli because we have a chilli party coming up so I think a nice soup would be perfect. Some garlic bread etc.

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks

Kevin86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2021, 09:41 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
taxlady's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 26,542
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Is the friend vegan or one of the other vegetarian types, e.g., ovo-lacto, just eggs, just dairy, or includes fish?

Here is a link to one of my favourite soups. It's vegan and very filling. https://www.discusscooking.com/forum...que-87840.html
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2021, 12:35 AM   #3
Senior Cook
Bitser's Avatar
Join Date: May 2021
Location: Woods Landing, Wyoming
Posts: 303
You could grill some nice Italian sausage and serve it with a cheese plate as a side with the veg soup—minestrone would be great.

Bitser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2021, 04:05 AM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 16,324
How 'bout a nice potato soup with crusty bread to sop up the goodness? We like that here.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2021, 06:00 AM   #5
Executive Chef
larry_stewart's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,329
IF you're looking for something 'Kinda Mexican'. you can always do a vegetarian Tortilla soup, and have some shredded chicken on the side to add for people that want it.
larry_stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2021, 08:48 AM   #6
Master Chef
CharlieD's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,779
Mexican chicken soup. Without chicken.
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2021, 09:39 AM   #7
Sous Chef
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Caracas
Posts: 888
I´ve just posted this " Sopa Azteca" in the veg forum. Carnivores can add cooked chicken or bacon if they want, otherwise it´s veggie.https://www.discusscooking.com/forum...ml#post1661540
karadekoolaid is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2021, 04:22 PM   #8
Senior Cook
Kevin86's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 390
Guys this is great thanks for the help
Kevin86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2021, 10:41 AM   #9
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 11,503
A couple other soup ideas, just for grins and giggles, from one of my cookbooks, oh, and if a protein stock is specified in the recipe, sub it out with veggie, or mushroom stock/broth:

Havarti with Tomato, Tofu, & Herbs Soup
Ready to try something new? I thought so. I'm going to introduce you to an ingredient that you would normally wouldn't eat. But when you use it in this soup, you will have a new appreciation for it.
But before I tell you what it is, I'm going to tell you something about it. It's high in protein, vitamins, minerals, isoflavones, and a host of other nutrients. Though it isn't fat free, it is low fat. It tends to capture the flavor of ingredients used with it. It has a rather bland flavor of its own, but is great for thickening creamy soups and fruit smoothies.
What is this miracle ingredient? I'm glad you asked. It is Silken-Firm Tofu. Now before you move on to the next recipe, remember, tofu has very little flavor of its own. In this soup, it is used as a thickening agent. The cheese, herbs, spices, and tomato provide all the flavor this soup can handle. Try it. Taste it and make your own decision. You just might be surprised.
1 cup Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1 cup Silken Firm Tofu
2 cups Chicken Stock or Broth
2 cloves Fresh Garlic, minced
2 tsp. Sweet Basil
1/8 tsp. Oregano
2 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Thyme
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
8 oz. Havarti Cheese, cubed into bite-size chunks
Heat the broth over a medium flame until simmering. Add the garlic herbs, and spices. Blend in the tofu with a wire whisk or immersion blender until smooth. Add the tomatoes and let simmer for 15 minutes.
When the soup is served, add the cheese cubes to the bowls.

Southwestern Tomato/Tortilla Soup (adapted from one of my cookbooks)
I am going to give you a list of ingredients that will go well in this soup, and let you decide which ones and how much of each ingredient to add. I'll also give you tips about how to add ingredients in a way that will almost guarantee success.

#10 Can whole Tomatoes with juice
1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro
1/2 tsp. Pepper Sauce (Tabasco or Frank's)
3 Fresh, chopped Jalapeno Peppers (seeds and membranes removed)
1/2 cup Diced Bell Peppers (red, green, yellow, and orange)
2 tbs. Chili Powder
1 stalk Celery, sliced
1 Chopped Onion
2 Carrots, peeled and sliced
5 Fresh Corn Tortillas cut into 1 inch squares
2 Haas Avocados, cubed
1/2 cup Whole Kernel Corn
1 tsp. Salt
1 tbs. Pepper
1 tsp. Cumin
2 tsp. Paprika
3 cloves Minced Garlic
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
1 cups dark red Kidney Beans
1 cup Pinto Beans
Chopped Spinach Leaves
Let's think about what this soup is supposed to do. It's supposed to refresh, and warm us, while at the same time, satisfy our taste buds. And remember, this soup is a great way to use up good vegetables from the garden.

Then there are other spices and herbs you can add, and other ingredients such as mushrooms, capers, olives, etc. All I can say is put together the various flavors in your mind. Try to imagine what each addition will add to the overall flavor. Then, add what you think will work. Season sparingly. You can always add more. But once its in, you can't get it out.

For another option, change the above recipe by eliminating the corn tortillas, and making masa dough, as for tamales, and forming the dough into balls around a favorite cheese, then cooking the in the soup. It might be better to steam the tamale balls first, before adding to the soup.

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- https://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.