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It’s that time of the year, time for soup! It’s funny how as the seasons change I actually begin to crave soup. I love it for lunch and I love it for dinner.
Now, the folks at DOLE have created a new line of premium ready-to-serve garden soups. It makes sense that the people you get vegetables from would eventually make soups with their vegetables. These new DOLE garden soups were inspired by those garden-fresh flavors and start with nature’s best ingredients like sweet corn, roasted poblano peppers, and sun-ripened vine tomatoes.
Theses soups are made using an innovative cooking method that protects and locks in those fresh from the garden flavors, vibrant colors, and smooth texture that you expect from a bowl of garden-fresh vegetable soup.
The other great thing about this new line of soups from DOLE is there are no preservatives or MSG and are non-GMO. They are gluten-free, vegetarian, cholesterol free, low fat, and a good source of fiber. I also like how they are packaged in BPA-free packaging.
There are 5 different flavors to choose from.
I was able to sample them all!Now, you can personalize them like I did by adding some toppings, or they can even be used in recipes.
My favorite of the 5 was the Southwestern Black Bean. It was nice and thick and full of flavor. I topped mine with a little chopped cilantro and diced tomato. You can use it to make Enchiladas with Southwestern Black Bean Sauce.
The Sweet Corn was my second favorite. It was nice and thick and had a delicious sweet corn flavor. I sprinkled my bowl with some diced green onion. You can even use this soup to make Sweet Corn Fritters.
Now, I enjoyed the Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil soup and found it to be the most versatile. I could see this flavor soup also used as a flavor packed tomato sauce in cooking. Use this to make a simple Sautéed Shrimp dish served over pasta.
The Tomato Vegetable was not as thick as some of the other soups. I didn’t really care for the flavor of this one. Maybe I would enjoy it though if I used it to make Vegetable Tomato Chicken Cacciatore.
The Carrot Ginger was not my favorite. Ginger can be tricky and I think it had too much for my palate. I found it interesting though, that you could use it to make some Carrot Ginger & Basil Popsicles.
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