. Valentine's Day Soup Recipes Seriously Soupy

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Soup Recipes

Happy Valentine's Day -(Image Credit: wallpapergate.com)
Since it is Valentine's Day I instantly thought of making a chocolate soup - actually a chocolate hazelnut soup with lemon cake croutons. The problem was it turned out to be a watery mess and more of a hot chocolate than a soup. Luckily, there tons of inspirational soup recipes out there whose ideas I decided to include a rundown soup post that includes everything from tomato soup (said to be an aphrodisiac), oyster stew (another aphrodisiac) and an amazing, but light chocolate soup. Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!

Chocolate Soup for Two - (Image Credit: Sprinkle Bakes)
 1. Chocolate Soup for Two - There is no denying this is the perfect soup for Valentine's Day. The ultimate sweet treat, this low-fat chocolate soup by Sprinkle Bakes includes Ghiradelli semisweet baking chips (but can use many types of chocolates), skim milk, fat free half and half, vanilla extract, cream cheese and marshmellow cream to complete this velvety V-Day soup.

Spiced Berry Soup with Caramelized Peaches and Toasted Almonds - (Image Credit: Planet Green)
2. Spiced Berry Soup with Caramelized Peaches and Toasted Almonds -  For those of you that don't like chocolate (who are you?) or maybe want something lighter this V-Day, check out this delicious berry soup by Emeril. Using blackberries, blueberries, or mulberries, peach juice, honey, goat milk, toasted slivered almonds and subtle flavorings of cinnamon, honey, nutmeg and vanilla extract, this soup is a rich treat that is packed with antioxidants. The caramelized white peaches is also a delicious topper to the soup that is made from port, sugar and cardamom.

3.  Roasted Apple Love Soup - A cute name for a delicious-sounding soup. This soup actually uses tomatoes (despite its name) that is said have "aphrodisiac powers." It can be served hot or cold and includes some basic ingredients (garlic, onions, olive oil, and cherry tomatoes) that would make a nice starter for any Valentine's feast. 

Tomato Pesto Soup - Seriously Soupy
4. Tomato Pesto Soup - Keeping with the tomato soup theme,  I included my light tomato pesto soup. Using homemade pesto and a colorful mix of heirloom tomatoes, this simple (but tasty soup) would also be a great light pasta sauce or a light sauce for a fish dish you might be serving up.

Oyster Stew by "Deja Vu" Cook
5. Oyster Stew - Oysters are supposedly an aphrodisiac that are said to increase ones sexual desire. Somewhat psychological this isn't proven but always shows up as a dish of choice on Valentine's Day. Although I can't say either way, the idea of its hidden powers is enough to feature this oyster stew, by Kathleen of "DejaVu" Cook, in this Soupy rundown. 

What soups are you making this Valentine's Day?
Seriously Soupy Serena

1 comment:

  1. Love your ideas, I stumbled on your soup blog when I was looking for other bloggers who wrote about soup for Valentine's Day. It just happened to fall on my soup blogging day! I'm making a fabulous Leek and Potato Soup, not the most sexy choice but the cherry clafouti dessert with chocolate sprinkles should take care of the passion.