Sometimes salad for dinner seems like a great idea at the start of the day — perhaps after you've just eaten a wholesome breakfast and declare the day to be full of good-for-you food. Then mid-afternoon rolls around and you can't fathom a big bowl of vegetables being enough to sustain you.
On those days, you should add soup to the equation. A bowl of soup brings just enough warm goodness to the meal that you'll most definitely feel satisfied. Here are seven to try.
It's hard to go wrong with creamy tomato soup. Not only does everyone agree on it, but it's also surprisingly quick to make. Save leftovers to pair with grilled cheese tomorrow.
Sometimes, no matter how many vegetables you pile into your dinner salad, you need a little meat to satisfy. This soup is light and brothy yet filling, thanks to the sliced bratwurst and brown rice.
What makes this potato soup perfect? It's a tie between the melty cheese that's stirred in to ensure it's extra rich and creamy, and the finishing drizzle of an easy-to-make, earthy porcini mushroom oil.
It's worth making the full batch of this soup, even if you're a small family, as leftovers freeze great. Then you'll be able to quickly reach for a filling soup the next time you need to bulk up your dinner.
Swapping in coconut milk for dairy means this is a creamy soup those who are vegan or dairy-free can enjoy. It's a luxe, nutty soup that pairs well with just about any salad.
Since this soup relies on freezer staples like frozen tortellini and takes only 30 minutes to make, it's the perfect choice when you decide late in the game that salad for dinner probably isn't going to be enough.
This decadent soup can turn a salad into an elegant meal — what's even better is the slow cooker does most of the work for you.