Three Easy Winter Soup Ideas with Cully & Sully

For the past week since coming home from Mexico, I’ve been on a bit of a tight budget. All those margaritas don’t leave much money in a girl’s bank account. Luckily, the cold weather (which I’m still re-adjusting to) means soups make the ideal, inexpensive lunch. So if you’re looking for some easy winter soup ideas that take very little effort, I’m your gal.

*This post is sponsored by Cully & Sully*

Fresh soups are always best – and I’ve been tucking into Cully & Sully’s offerings of late. At £1.50 each in Tesco, they definitely fit the ‘budget’ side of things, while still being a hell of a lot nicer than basic range tinned stuff. And if you’re feeling a bit fancy, it’s super simple to use some basic extra ingredients to pimp them up for something a lil’ more special….

Tomato & Basil with Creole Seasoning, Coriander and Croutons

Easy Winter Soup Ideas: Tomato and Basil with Creole Seasoning, Coriander and CroutonsEasy Winter Soup Ideas: Tomato and Basil with Creole Seasoning, Coriander and Croutons

Cully & Sully’s Tomato & Basil offering is definitely well up there with some of the best shop-bought tomato soups I’ve had. Rich and fresh-tasting, even on it’s own with some bread, it makes a perfect quick lunch if you’re in a rush.

If you want to spice it up a bit (literally), I sprinkled on some of my beloved New Orleans-bought Creole Seasoning, and a pinch of coriander. You could use fresh, but from a jar is just as good. A few croutons on top and you’re done!

Cheeseboard not essential, but 100% recommended. Because when do I ever NOT recommend cheese?!

Pea & Minty with Feta and Bacon

Easy Winter Soup Ideas: Pea and Mint with Bacon and FetaEasy Winter Soup Ideas: Pea and Mint with Bacon and Feta

I looove pea soup. And because it’s green, I feel like I’m getting ALL the healthiness into my body. Cully & Sully’s Pea & Minty soup is nice and thick, warming and totally satisfying. For a weekend lunch, I crumbled some feta on top (see, I love cheese), and fried off some little bits of bacon.

A twist on the traditional idea of pea and ham soup, it added a whole new dimension to the soup.

Smoked Haddock & Salmon with Asparagus

Easy Winter Soup Ideas: Haddock and Salmon with AsparagusEasy Winter Soup Ideas: Haddock and Salmon with Asparagus

Fish-based soups aren’t something I’d usually consider – but Cully & Sully’s Smoked Haddock & Salmon is a flavoursome feast. I’m a big fan of salmon with asparagus, so I popped a couple of flash-fried asparagus tips on top – and kept the rest as a little snack to go alongside it.

This one goes really well with some thickly sliced, crusty bread, by the way. Really filling, it feels like you’re having a sizeable meal from just one pot of soup. Perfect!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

What are your go-to easy winter soup ideas for tasty lunches?

Pin it for later!

Three Easy Winter Soup Ideas: Haddock and Salmon with Asparagus; Tomato and Basil with Creole Seasoning, Coriander and Croutons; Pea and Mint with Bacon and Feta