Apocalypse Soup

Apocalypse Soup Ideas
How to make soup more interesting during the apocalypse

How to Make Apocalypse Soup: The prepper "soup of the day" can get a happy lift
with savory and sweet garnishes and toppings that are shelf stable. We've also
included a bonus list of topping ideas for preppers who are lucky enough to have a

Remember, too, that leftovers always make great soup toppings. You may have cold
potatoes, scraps of cheese, or boiled pasta or leftover rice in your refrigerator, and
thereby have the makings of a wonderful new soup combination.

The time to prepare your garnishes is while your soup simmers. Enjoy your
apocalypse soup in wide-brimming bowls, which allow your soup toppings to scatter
in an appetizing array.

Apocalypse Soup Combinations to Try...
Below are some soup toppings and garnish ideas are with preppers in mind. They
are shelf-stable ingredients that will add variety to the prepper's pantry. You'll get
bowled over with excitement by these creative soup combinations:

  • Butternut squash soup topped with pinenuts and raisins. Or if you're lucky
    enough to have pomegranites growing, a tablespoon of seeds gives your
    butternut squash soup a healthy fall flavor.
  • Clam Chowder gets a mysterious boost from a topping of bacon bits!
  • Roasted Red Pepper soup gets a lift with Croutons and shaved Parmesan
  • Tomato soup pairs well with canned garbanzo beans. (See the Soup of the
    Day book by Williams and Sonoma, above left.)
  • French Onion Soup authentically requires a wedge of crusty French bread
    and two cheeses (Gruyère and Parmesan), but preppers can substitute with a
    combination of Croutons and shaved Parmesan cheese. (Parmesan is a good
    hard cheese and on the list of foods to keep in your fridge.)
  • Pumpkin soup with Croutons and shelled and toasted pumpkin seeds.
  • White Bean soup with olives and Croutons.

List of Creative Soup Toppings and Garnishes for Preppers

  1. Bacon bits are delicious on potato leek soup, lentil soup, split pea soup to
    name a few. Try also crumbling Yoder's canned bacon!
  2. Cheerios? See the vintage Campbell's soup serving suggestion, pictured right
    with more unusual tomato soup toppings, including chopped egg, hot butter
    and even whip cream.
  3. Cheese Crisps, pictured right
  4. Crunchy bread sticks
  5. Caramel apple chips as a pumpkin soup topping.
  6. Coconut shavings (ideal for curried butternut soup)
  7. Corn chips (Fritos)
  8. Cracked black pepper from your peppermill is a beautiful finishing touch!
  9. Cranberries, dried
  10. Croutons top any creamy tomato-based soup.
  11. Crispy Onions by Fresh Gourmet
  12. Dehydrated corn
  13. Dried Shallots, Scallions and Leeks
  14. Jalapenos (canned)
  15. Just Veggies, pictured right.
  16. Pepperidge Farm fish crackers swim well in tomato soup.
  17. Freeze dried cheese
  18. Garbanzo beans, canned
  19. Lime Juice (bottled, high in folic acid)
  20. Mini marshmallows and toasted almonds top this pumpkin soup
  21. Olives, canned
  22. Oyster Soup crackers
  23. Parmesan crisps
  24. Pine nuts, shelled and toasted
  25. Popcorn on beer cheese soup?
  26. Pumpkin seeds, shelled and toasted, or just toasted in the shell
  27. Raisins
  28. Salsa or Pico de gallo
  29. Sliced almonds
  30. Sunflower seeds, shelled (they are high in folic acid)
  31. Tabasco sauce gives zip to any soup lacking flavor
  32. Tri-color tortilla strips - delicious on Wolfgang Puck's Tortilla Soup
  33. Wasabi peas
  34. Wonton strips on Miso soup or even ramen soup.

Bonus List: Soup-er Home Grown Toppings!
If you're lucky enough to grow your own you can add:
  • Chicken tortilla soup with green onion curls, cilantro and tr-colored tortilla
    strips.Squeeze with fresh lime, and drizzle with Tabasco sauce to taste.
  • Butternut squash soup with pomegranate seeds.
  • Gazpacho with olives.
  • Tomato soup with fresh chopped parsley and Croutons.

Happy Endings...
Soup is good food. You can make soup from leftovers, scraps of vegetables or start
with a bone broth, and find endless ways to garnish them. Toss in freeze dried
foods to add texture, nutrition and variety to soups.

Related articles...

  • Get into dry-pack canning.

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