Soup is one my favorite dish and many of you also. There are hundreds of variations (even more) in soup. If you are vegetarian then also you do not need to worry because you still have hundreds of options available in vegetarian soup. Mostly soups are slightly acidic in nature but not all soups are acidic in nature. You definitely have often found sour taste in soup, it may be because of added vinegar, lemon juice or any particular vegetable (like tomato etc). But soup is never considered as a complete meal rather we consider it as starter or appetizer that we have just before a meal. That is why we often have something else with soup (called as best soup pairings). Sometimes those food duos make it a complete meal too.
Best soup pairings (A list of foods that you definitely want to have with soup)
Bread & Cheese
Bread and cheese are the most popular items that we often have with soup. There are also multiple options available in bread and cheese like garlic bread, cheesy bread, cheese bread toast, butter toast etc. As it is said that cheese, butter etc are fat in chemical nature and whereas soups are mostly acidic in nature. As we know and also people who studied chemistry they say that acid cuts fat. So when we put both in our mouth those create a unique sensation in our mouth. That is why most people like cheese and butter toast with soup. Do you?
Another item which is made only for having with soup and that is why it is called as soup-stick. It is similar to toasted bread but it looks like a stick and baked longer duration to make it harder. Sometimes butter and cheese are also served along with soup-stick so that we can enjoy the soup more and feel the sensation of the acid-fat duo.
Salad always works with soup, I mean sometimes the combination of salad and soup make the whole thing a complete meal based on what ingredients are used to make that salad.
Everybody likes sandwiches as light food or snack. We often have this from street food vendors or even we made those at home too. But sometimes people love to have delicious soup with sandwiches too. It is because sandwiches are generally prepared with butter, cheese or roasted veggies and meat. People love this combination of soup and salad very much.
Roasted Food (Vegetables/Tofu/Paneer/Meat)
Roasted veggies are always tasty and that too with additional spices, lemon juice and a pinch of black pepper powder. It is really mouth watering. Roasted food is one of best soup pairings. What do you think? If you are non-vegetarian then you may prefer roasted or grilled meat too.
So which soup pairing did you find the best? How many of those did you find your best soup pairings? Or there is nothing that you have found the best option. If not then share your best soup pairings here by leaving a comment below.