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!

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

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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

  • These sound lovely! Especially the Smoked Haddock & Salmon – exactly what I need this winter.

    Sammy //

  • I’m currently laid up with flu and all of these seem perfect to me. Feta and bacon with the pea soup sounds divine 🙂

  • Tomato and Basil is always my go to soup as I think it goes well with everything but the bacon bits sounds like a great idea x

  • I’m an absolute devil for soup at this time of year, I go through gallons of it. Love the look of the pea and minty, that’s probably my favourite soup of all time!

  • Ickle Pickle

    I love soup – these all look delicious. I love the extras you have added. Kaz

  • Laura Dove

    Oh wow these look delicious! I love pea and bacon soup but adding the feta is genius, I bet it tastes amazing!

  • Oh no, I’m ready for lunch now and it isn’t even 10 o’clock. These look amazing, I’m so in to soups right now and that tomato and basil soup in particular looks fantastic. Will definitely be giving them a go, thank you.

  • Now it’s winter, I’m all about soups for lunch – love these ideas! x

  • Kate Williams

    They look gorgeous! I eat tons of soup over the winter but I need some new ones to try out so I’ll have to give those a go.

  • My Money Cottage

    I like the look of the tomato & basil, I love soup at this time of year.

  • Super Busy Mum

    I am all about that chilli infused tomato soup at this time of year, and obviously….homemade vegetable soup!

  • Linda Hobbis

    All of those look delicious to be honest. I’m a big fan of soups as a quick meal for the kids with some crusty bread.