I’ve noticed recently that some of the most popular posts on The Foreign Fork happen to be my soup recipes! What can I say? Everyone loves a good, easy soup recipe to make at home.
The best thing about soup is that it’s approachable. You can throw many of the soup recipes on this list together easily, simply simmering them on the stove until they come together in one beautiful, harmonious bite.
These recipes would be great ways to experiment with flavors of other countries as well! They’re an easy time investment, and a great way to dip your toe in the water to see if you like the flavor profiles in these dishes.
So make your next meal prep day interesting, and cook one of these Easy Soup Recipes from Around the world
“Hello Reader! I try my hardest to research recipes as best as I can before posting to ensure I am representing each culture correctly. If this recipe is from your country and I have made a mistake or you have suggestions for how to make it more authentic, I would love to hear! Please leave a comment below letting me know what should be different, and I will rework the recipe. It is always my intention to pay homage and respect to each cultural dish that I cook. Thanks for reading!”
Easy Soup Recipes from Europe
Tarator Soup from Bulgaria
Tarator Soup from Bulgaria is a unique dish that is best enjoyed in warm weather. This is a cucumber and yogurt soup, decorated with dill. My version of tarator also includes the addition of red peppers, which add a beautiful color and flavor to the dish.
If you’re looking for an easy soup recipe, you’ve found it. Simply throw all of the ingredients into a blender until they combine!
Borscht Soup from Belarus
This borscht soup is my most popular Pinterest recipe of ALL TIME! Can you believe it?
Borscht is very popular in Belarus; it is a cold soup made with beets. Most of the time, people serve borscht with sour cream, fresh dill, or hard boiled eggs on top. Plus, the beets turn this soup the most gorgeous pink color. How can you pass it up?
Tortellini Soup from Armenia
This soup is kind of a stretch for “easy soup recipes”, mostly because in my version the matiabour (tortellini) are homemade. You can make homemade tortellini if you want, or you can buy some from the store.
Either way, the yogurt in the soup base makes a creamy, yet brothy soup that’s bound to delight your taste buds!
Fagioli Soup from Italy
Fagioli Soup from Italy is spectacular for a vegetarian soup full of protein. The soup takes about an hour and a half to make, but most of that time is simply boiling the beans! With only five ingredients, it comes together so simply. Have no fear, dinner is served!
Recipes to Try from North America and Africa
Split Pea Soup in an Instant Pot from Canada
This Split Pea soup is absolutely delightful! You can make it in an Instant Pot, and have your soup ready in about a half an hour from start to finish. This soup is warm, creamy, and so, so healthy!
Chicken and Rice Soup from Cabo Verde
My favorite part about this soup is topping it with parmesan cheese. The chicken and rice combine to make a comforting, homey soup that leaves you feeling like you just got a hug from your grandma.
Easy Soup Recipes from Asia
Meatball Soup with Rice Noodles from Thailand
This is one of the most popular recipes on my website, because it is DELICIOUS! This Thai-Inspired meatball soup may not come FROM Thailand, but it certainly displays some of Thailand’s most delicious flavors.
This soup is made with rice noodles and bok choy, and is an awesome, umami-filled dish to enjoy in cooler weather.
Cod Fish Soup from Cambodia
This soup is perfect if you’re looking for a little adventure in your life. Cod fish soup from Cambodia is vaguely reminiscent of Amok, the national dish of the country. This soup is made with the same flavor profile as amok, but has a thinner texture.
This recipe is also thickened with coconut milk, meaning that it is dairy free and pescatarian!
Laura Leyrer says
Hi Alexandra! I’m a friend of Matt’s mom. Colleen suggested I check out the page and I intended to as just one more subscriber. But I’ve read through your recipes and can’t wait to see more! Great job!
Alexandria Drzazgowski says
Aw hi Laura, it’s so nice to meet you! I’m glad that you’re enjoying my website… It means so much that you left a comment telling me so! Hopefully I’ll get to meet you in person some day soon!