Healthy Additions to Supercharge Your Instant Soup
Instant soups are great meals to grab when you’re short on time and energy. At Oh So Tasty, we make sure to pack a lot of nutrition into every bite. That means tons of veggies like corn, spinach, mushrooms, carrots, bok choi, and others. Not to mention our tasty and healthy Kanten new’dles.
Sometimes, though, you have a few extra moments and want to zhuzh up your instant soup. Of course, you’ll want to use healthy ingredients (sorry, leftover Halloween candy isn’t an option). Here are a few ideas for some add-ons that will make your Oh So Tasty soup even more delicious.
Fresh, Leafy Greens
Leafy greens like spinach, kale, mustard greens, etc., are all extremely healthy additions. Most leafy greens are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals that are good for your brain, your belly, and even your skin.
How to add them: Sometimes, you can just thinly slice a small amount and plop it right into your soup. Or, if you want a real flavor boost, try blanching them for 3 minutes in boiling water and then sauteing them with garlic, ginger, and a little sesame oil.
Crank Up the Heat
Our Flamin’ Tomato instant soup packs some punch, but we know there are some of you are only happy when your tongue is on fire. Adding some spicy ingredients will definitely add a new layer of complex flavors.
How to add them: You can always add a drop or three of your favorite hot sauce, but nothing really beats the bite of fresh sliced jalapeños. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous and crave a more daring level of heat, there’s always ghost pepper flakes or similar dried chili flakes. That said, sometimes you want a little smoky heat, in which case you might consider soaking dried chipotle peppers (i.e. smoked jalapeños) in some water until they’re soft. Then drain and thinly slice them before adding them in.
Soft-boiled eggs are a staple in many Asian soups, often adding a creamy, yolky richness as well as a little protein to boot. We generally like to follow the Serious Eats method of achieving the perfect soft-boiled eggs, but if that’s too time consuming, hard-boiled eggs can also work well. And, if you are planning in advance, you might even try soy-marinated eggs to add a tasty flare.
Fresh Sliced Green Onions
Another staple in many Asian dishes are green onions. Simply slice one up and throw it onto your soup for an easy flavor enhancement.
Savory Flavor Amplifiers
Want a little more umami in your soup? Try adding a dollop or two of our ready-to-use liquid misos. With six different flavors to choose from, the combinations are nearly endless.
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Whether you’re at home experimenting or need a quick, on-the-go meal to take with you, we’ve got a tasty instant soup that’ll brighten up your tastebuds.