Part of a restaurant’s daily offerings include Soup of the Day. You can even use this as a chance to test out a dish to see if guests love it. If it’s a hit, your restaurant may turn it into a regular item on the menu.nThinking about what Soup of the Day to prepare also challenges your creativity and allows you to think outside the box. You can rotate your soup recipes according to a pattern: Pumpkin Soup on Mondays, Mushroom Soup on Tuesdays, and the like. You may even use seasonal ingredients to create heartier soups during winters and light broths during summer. Or you can be as spontaneous as you want and create anything that tickles your fancy!
Here are some simple, healthy yet flavour-packed soup recipes and ideas that you can start out with. With a little creativity, you can minimise wastage, or even test out new flavours with meat and meat stocks to see if guests love or hate it. Be as spontaneous as you want and create anything that tickles your fancy!
1. Truffle Potato Soup with Crostini
The earthy truffle flavours combined with the heartiness of potatoes make for a heart-warming soup that will keep guests full and happy. Top with fresh chervil leaves and crostinis to make it visually appealing and add some extra texture.
2. Roasted Asparagus Soup with Mashed Potatoes and Barley
For guests looking for something more filling, try this variant which includes mashed potatoes and chewy barley to thicken the soup and create more texture. Garnish with roasted asparagus heads, and voila!
3. Wild Mushroom Soup
Mushroom soup is a restaurant essential. Serve up this creamy classic that’s a huge hit with both kids and adults. Make sure to wash each mushroom well, because the smallest amount of sand or grit will ruin it.
4. Minestrone with Crunchy Rice
This one’s a hit with the kids, but even adults will love every bite of this tomato-based soup. Let them munch on bite-sized vegetables to their heart’s content, plus some crispy rice for that added crunch.
5. Lentil Soup
Brown, red, yellow or black—feel free to get creative with your lentils of choice! With vegetable stock as your base, chuck in some beans and diced vegetables to make a hearty, low-fat soup for vegan diners.
6. Pumpkin and Carrot Soup
Put a creative spin on the usual squash soup by adding in some carrots. This introduces a hint of sweetness that will leave your guests wanting more.