5 Condiments to Spice Up Your Soup
Whether it’s homemade or from a box or can, sometimes soup needs just a little something extra to help spice it up. That’s when we reach for the heavy-hitting flavors from the side door of the refrigerator. Think of condiments as soup’s finishing touch. Go beyond that squirt of Sriracha and try one of these instead.
1. Fish Sauce
2. Dijon Mustard
I can pretty much put Dijon in or on everything — and soup is no different. Stir a little into French onion to add just the slightest touch of tang to balance out the sweet and savory onions, or swirl a little on the top of a puréed vegetable soup to punch it up.
3. Worcestershire Sauce
4. Chipotle Peppers in Adobo
Specifically, I mean that adobo sauce leftover in that can of chipotle peppers after you’ve used the peppers to make fajitas and spicy Mexican meatballs. Transfer that sauce to an airtight container in your fridge and reach for it to add spicy, smoky heat to any soup like black bean or chicken tortilla. Imagine what it will do to you next pot of tomato soup.
5. Sambal Oelek
It may get less love than Sriracha, but this hot chile sauce holds its own in the heat department. The Southeast Asian condiment is less acidic than Sriracha and has more heat, so just a little can go a long way when spicing up a pot of soup, like won ton or even classic chicken noodle.
Do you have any go-to condiments you add to soup?