Time for spring cleaning? Try this liver-supporting, detoxifying soup. Ginger is a great cleanser that aids in digestion, and orange contains limonene, a compound that inactivates toxins and hurries them out of the body. View recipe.
A quick, cool soup with a delicious kick. Rice noodles' mild taste complements the spicy broth. For a vegan version, leave out the traditional Thai fish sauce and chicken; add tofu for protein, if you like. View recipe.
This allergen-free, kid-friendly soup contains no wheat, diary, soy, or nuts. Even if children pick them out, much of the mushrooms' immune-building benefits are steeped in the broth. Serve with sesame-seed-coated chips. View recipe.
Serve this delectably fresh, chilled soup as a first course or light supper, with corn muffins and a lush salad of spring greens and toasted pecans dressed with olive oil and champagne vinegar. View recipe.
This delicious detoxifying soup delivers live probiotics through miso, plus valuable minerals from nori, a dried seaweed. Ramps, or very young leeks, are one of spring's first green foods; if you can't find them, substitute green onions or chives. View recipe.
A simple version of Tom Yum Goong soup, featuring wonderfully bright flavor from wild lime leaves and lemongrass. For a vegetarian dish, omit shrimp and fish sauce, add 1 teaspoon salt, and include more mushrooms. View recipe.
In this light, refreshing, chilled soup, the sweet aroma of fresh tarragon complements the taste of fresh spring asparagus exceptionally well. Serve with a fresh baguette and enjoy the oohs and aahs at the table. View recipe.
A wonderful way to use spring's perennial favorite, this creamy delight is based on acclaimed chef Todd English's asparagus soup, which he tops with slightly melted feta cheese. You can also substitute broccoli for the asparagus. Serve with warmed poppy-seed rolls. View recipe.
This creamy, satisfying soup preserves the heart-healthy oils found in avocados and almonds. To save time, you can use store-bought almond milk. Serve with raw-food flaxseed crackers and a salad of chopped kale, arugula, shredded beets, and carrots. View recipe.
Happy spring! Lighter, brighter days call out for lighter, healthy soups made with spring and early summer fresh ingredients. Enjoy these nine recipes for seasonal soup inspiration.
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