Beginning of Simple Soups


Camryn Weniger, Managing Editor

Want to spice up your meals and get a little fancy? After following the recipe once or twice, try to branch out by using different ingredients like rice or noodles and different meats! Use this recipe as a beginning guideline.



  • Handful of spinach
  • Quarter of a bell peppers (any color)
  • Quarter of an onion (either purple or white onion works)
  • 4-6 wontons (frozen ones work- that is what I used)
  • 2 cups of chicken broth (vegetable broth works as well)
  • Experiment with seasonings such as sesame seeds, parsley, red pepper flakes, etc. to add extra spice (the seasonings that I listed were the ones that I used)
  • Optional: add hot sauce of your choosing (I used Sriracha)
  1. First chop all the vegetables into big sizes, small enough that they are bite-sized, but not too small that the vegetables get lost in the broth.
  2. Put all the vegetables and the wontons into the frying pan. Usually, leave the vegetables that cook quickly last, such as the spinach.
  3. Next, add the seasonings and other spices into the frying pan. Get creative! Try out different seasonings and figure out what tastes the best.
  4. While the vegetables are cooking in the frying pan, boil the chicken broth in a separate pot.
  5. Lastly, put the food from the frying pan into a bowl and then pour the broth on top. Then don’t forget to enjoy!
Made the soups on different days but instead of spinach (top image), I sliced grape tomatoes in half. Everything as listed above are in the same soup (bottom image), I just changed an ingredient or two.