This week, I’ve gone on a vegetarian adventure with GLORIOUS! Soups. Their range of soups takes inspiration from global flavours, so pack a powerful punch into a healthy lunch.
I’ve spent the past week tasting my way through some of GLORIOUS! Soups’ globally-inspired range of vegetarian and vegan soups. I am a major lover of soups as they’re filling, packed with my beloved vegetables and super-quick. Whether I make my own or buy them, soup often features in my lunches – as you’ll see from my Instagram feed.
When I was working in an office, I had soup most days, along with either a bread roll or veggies and hummus. Far from being a boring option, the endless range of flavours for soups makes them a perfect veggie or vegan lunch.
GLORIOUS! Soups are bursting with innovative tastes. Each soup is designed around the local flavours and vegetables from a different region, bringing up images of far-flung lands, past holidays and possible adventures.
Their Mumbai Lentil and Chickpea soup is vegan and gluten-free and is filled with a warming mix of Toor Daal, spinach, turmeric and ginger. This soup is really filling, not overly spiced and one of my favourites in the range. It’s quite thick from the chickpeas, so I would have it along with naan bread and onion bhajis as a healthy alternative to curry.
Vietnamese Supergreen soup is a vegan and protein packed blend of petit pois, green lentils, quinoa, spelt, broccoli and spinach, given a punch flavour with kaffir lime leaves, ginger and lemongrass. This is a thinner soup so perfect alongside a wrap or some Vietnamese summer rolls as a vegetable-filled lunch.
GLORIOUS! Soups have made a lovely Singapore Crushed Tomato soup that is vegan and gluten-free. The spices are subtle, but the soup is filling from the addition of basmati rice. The tomatoes are blended with coconut cream and lemongrass, as well as red peppers, fennel and chipotle chillis. Surprisingly, they’ve also added sugar, but aside from that it’s a very nice soup.
The New England Butternut Squash soup is vegetarian and gluten-free. It’s low in fat, but tastes quite decadent and smooth. Carrots, butternut squash and potatoes have been blended with mango chutney and curry powder, but yet it doesn’t taste particularly Indian-spiced, instead the flavours that shine out are the cumin, smoked paprika and nutmeg.
I like the range of soups and that they are so flavourful. I’ll definitely buy the Mumbai Lentil and Chickpea soup instead of a shop-bought veggie curry if I don’t have time to make my own. Spring is the perfect time for light soup lunches, so I’ve enjoyed my week of GLORIOUS! Soups and I’m going to continue getting all this lovely extra veg in the middle of the day.
Disclosure: GLORIOUS! Soups sent me vouchers for soups and paid me to write a review. I’ve bought their soups often in the past and enjoyed them. All opinions are my own.