Streamlined ingredients and quick flavor-building techniques give you easy soup dinners. Each recipe is designed to use as few ingredients as possible without sacrificing flavor and satisfaction. In some recipes, we call on healthy convenience products to speed up the process, which will give you a big bowl of comforting soup in no time at all. The great thing about soups is how well they freeze, so make an extra batch of these simple soup recipes and keep them in the freezer for busy nights when you need a comforting dish fast.
If you love hummus for its smooth creaminess, garlicky punch, and lemon tang, then get ready for your new favorite soup. That’s right—we turned the dip of the decade into a soup that’s savory, silky, and garlicky good. A portion of the chickpeas are reserved and toasted in a skillet to offer some chew—a nice textural contrast to the creaminess of the pureed soup. If the soup feels a little too thick, adjust by blending in more water, 1⁄/4 cup at a time. You can make the soup a day or two ahead, but you’ll definitely need to adjust the texture, as it will overthicken upon standing. Make the toasted chickpea topping up to a day ahead; store in an airtight container at room temperature. For the sake of your sanity, purchase tahini in a jar with a wide mouth; narrow tops make it difficult to stir and spoon out what you need.