I find it a bit bland to eat soup “just as it is”. Perhaps this is something derived from how a typical Swedish soup meal would involve a boiled egg for topping, or be followed by pancakes for dessert — in other words, a little something to bulk up the soup.
Sometimes it is nice to just serve it with some fancy bread and hummus on the side, but here are 3 ways I like to spruce up my soup with toppings:
∗ Sautéed Potatoes and Tahini Drizzle
∗ Roasted Seeds/Nuts (like sunflower kernels is an inexpensive and tasty staple!) and Balsamic Vinegar
∗Roasted Chickpeas and Fresh Herbs
… Or why not mix and combine as you feel? Do you have any tips and tricks for making a soup more fun?
Some more soup ideas where this philosophy is practised: