We’ve all been there: You want soup for lunch, but you’re not sure how to carry it without the risk of leakage. Enter these simple recipes, which layer quick-cooking ingredients and condiments like miso, harissa, and chipotle. Packing in a wide-mouthed heatproof container with airtight-fitting lid is your best bet. And since it doubles as a bowl, there’s one fewer thing to clean.
When you’re ready to eat, create the delicious broth: Fill the container almost to the top with water, seal, shake, remove the lid, and microwave for two minutes. Since hot water quick-cooks the ingredients, slice the vegetables extra thinly so they’ll be ready in a snap. Then season with salt, reseal, gently swirl, and enjoy.
1. Mediterranean Vegetable Soup with Couscous
Fresh Ingredients: Zucchini + Cherry Tomatoes + Basil
Pantry Staples: Couscous + Harissa + Chickpeas
3. Spicy Southwestern Soup with Chorizo
Fresh Ingredients: Peas + White Onion + Baby Spinach
Pantry Staples: Black Beans + Chipotle-in-Adobo Sauce + Dried Chorizo
2. Asian Rice-Noodle Soup with Bok Choy
Fresh Ingredients: Baby Bok Choy + Corn + Button Mushrooms + Peppers + Scallions
Pantry Staples: Vermicelli Rice Noodles + Miso Paste
Inspired? Watch how easy it is to assemble our Asian Rice-Noodle Soup with Bok Choy: