How To Make Soup In A Blender

How To Make Soup In A BlenderIf you cannot afford a soup maker at the moment and want to know a fun and effective way to make soup in a blender, if you have one, you have come to the right place. Although it may sound strange at first, it is actually very easy once you know what you are doing at every step of the way.

Although it is not quite the same as using a soup maker, it is still an easier and less messy way of making it without using several pans and a blender. It really depends on the power of your blender, the best to use for this kind of job are Vitamix or Blendtec, but really any will do. You may have to dice and chop your vegetables into small chunks though, if the blender is not particularly strong, to ensure you have a good consistency for your soup.

Below we have given you two tasty examples of recipes you can make using just a blender.

Zucchini Blender Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Zucchini, Whole, or Yellow Summer Squash if you prefer or its more readily available
  • 1 to 2 Plum Tomatoes, Whole or 2 to 3 Campari Tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Red Onion Sliver
  • ½ to 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • Selection Of Spices – Dash Of Cilantro, Dill, Sea Salt and Pepper
  • 1 ½ to 2 Cups Of Hot Water

Tomato And Carrot Blender Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Carrot, Whole
  • 1 to 2 Plum Tomatoes, Whole or 2 to 3 Campari Tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Red Onion Sliver
  • ½ to 1 Garlic Clove
  • Selection Of Spices – For this soup you are free to have some fun experimenting with different flavours. Why not try different variations of Dill, Basil, Oregano. You can also try using taco seasoning and traditional Italian seasoning, similar to what you might use in your pasta sauces. Always add a pinch of sea salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1 ½ to 2 Cups Of Hot Water

Directions – How To Make The Soup – Same For Both Recipes

Prepare all your ingredients beforehand, if you need to. If your blender is not particularly strong for instance, chop up as much of the vegetables as you can to give your blender an easier job. When you are ready, add each ingredient into the blender and blend it on a high for about 90 seconds or at least until it has blended down to a smooth, soup-like consistency. Repeat this process for each ingredient, until you have blended together all of the ingredients.

You are looking for something akin to a vegetable smoothie, but not nearly as thick as that. If you want, you can make a raw soup by using water at room temperature or you can use hot water if you are intending to make a hot soup. A great idea is to use room temperature water for the method above and then use the blended soup as a sauce for hot brown rice. Not only does it make a delicious and very filling dinner or lunch, it is fairly straight forward to make and requires little effort as once the rice has cooked, the heat brings your soup up to the perfecting eating temperature.

Heating Your Soup

Many high quality and high speed blenders such as the Vitamix can make hot soup simply from the friction caused. However, as noted above you can use hot water to make your soup hot, or you could even heat it to the temperature you want in the microwave or a saucepan on your stove.

Do You Prefer Soup That Is A Little Chunky?

If you want to make a soup that is chunkier than described in the recipes above, you could simply take any additional vegetables you have in your kitchen such as red pepper, celery and tomato and chop them up. Once you have got the soup to the consistency you are looking for, simply pop the extra ingredients in and press the pulse button on your blender to mix the extras in properly.

The great thing about making home made soups is that you have full control over what ingredients to use and what not to use. It is completely based on your own personal taste and preference. Experiment and have fun with your favourite vegetables and spices and you will find that making soup in a blender can be a lot of fun as well as a great way of producing a fast and nutritious meal.