When it comes to comfort food, few things can rival a hearty bowl of soup. We’re about to take you on a global soup tour, showcasing 12 comforting recipes from around the world. From rich broths to aromatic stews, get ready to warm your soul with these diverse and delicious soups.
Creamy Vegetable Soup (Kesäkeitt) from Finland
This Creamy Vegetable Soup from Finland, also called Kesäkeitt, is packed with vegetables, including green beans, green onions, peas, and carrots. It’s simple to throw together, quick to cook, and the perfect blend of light and fresh flavors.
Chicken and Rice Soup (Canja de Galinha) from Cabo Verde
In Cabo Verde there is a very popular soup called Canja de Galinha. This soup is perfectly comparable to chicken and rice soup, and is a new favorite in my kitchen. This chicken and rice soup recipe is delicious, and very low maintenance. It is brothy and flavorful, and the chicken cooks so wonderfully!
Irish Stew Recipe
A good Irish beef stew is meaty, filling and full of great flavor. It’s one of those meals that was born of necessity but has carried on through generations because it is simply so good and so easy to make for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. It’s particularly popular in the United States on St. Patrick’s Day, but this dish is too good to only be enjoyed once a year.
French Onion Soup
This classic French soup starts with butter and delicious, slowly cooked caramelized onions. The onions are then covered with a rich beef stock and seasoned with a splash of white wine. French Onion Soup is a creamy bowl of comfort food. It may be a labor of love to make, but it is worth every delicious bite!
Armenian Matiabour (Tortellini Soup)
Mantiabour is an Armenian soup made with mante (Armenian tortellini), flavored with mint, and combined with yogurt to thicken. The mante can also be enjoyed separately if desired.
Borscht Soup from Ukraine
Vegetarian Borscht is a delicious vegetable stew with a signature deep red color. Made with beets, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and more, it is often served with sour cream, dill and hard boiled eggs.
Fish Soup Recipe Inspired by Cambodian Flavors
This Cambodian fish soup recipe, inspired by Amok in Cambodia, is a delicious soup made with cod and coconut cream. The soup gets much of its flavor from the fresh herbs in this recipe, including fresh cilantro and fresh mint. The best way to serve this fish soup (for looks and for taste) is with a beautiful, hearty dollop of coconut cream on top. MMM! Enjoy!
Shrimp Soup Recipe (Sopa de Camarones) from El Salvador
Shrimp soup is a delicious, yet under-shared recipe from El Salvador that you are going to absolutely love! The soup is broth based with just a tiny touch of cream.
Tarator (Cucumber Yogurt Soup) from Bulgaria
Tarator is a cold soup made with yogurt and cucumbers. This Bulgarian dish is perfect for a light meal in the heat of summertime and would be delicious with a slice of crusty bread!
Sopita (Shell and Cheese Soup) from Mexico
This Shells and Cheese Soup is a popular and simple soup recipe made using shell pasta, tomato sauce, and chicken broth. It is affordable, versatile, and so easy to make!
Black Bean Soup from Guatemala
You only need 4 ingredients and 10 active minutes to make this Instant Pot Black Bean Soup from Guatemala at home. Customize it to your liking and enjoy a taste of Central America from your own kitchen!
Chickpea Stew from Algeria
The Chickpea Soup Recipe (also called Hummus bi’l-Kammun in Algeria) is so darn easy to make! The entire process of cooking the soup takes very little effort to throw together. Topping the soup with shredded mint leaves provides a fresh aftertaste that complements the harissa sauce beautifully.