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7 Satisfying Soup & Salad Combos

Created January 10, 2017
7 satisfying soup and salad combos
Fend off winter weight gain with these deliciously light soup and salad pairings.

With soup season now in full swing, we’ve partnered with Progresso to bring you our favorite soup and salad pairings. From New England Clam Chowder to Zesty Southwestern-Style Vegetable, we tracked down the perfect salads to pair with seven of Progresso’s filling light soups. Got a favorite soup-salad pairing to share? Let us know what combos are filling you up this winter in the comments below!

light new england clam chowder & shaved fennel and arugula salad

Soup: Light New England Clam Chowder 

Salad: Shaved Fennel and Arugula Salad 

Why it works: The peppery kick of arugula plays off the chowder’s richness perfectly. Just don’t forget the oyster crackers!

light chicken and cheese enchilada soup & fiesta taco salad with beans

Soup: Light Chicken and Cheese Enchilada

Salad: Fiesta Taco Salad with Beans 

Why it works: Mexican night done light! You’d never guess this rich, enchilada-inspired soup clocks in at a mere 90 calories a serving.

light savory beef barley vegetable & pear and greens salad with maple vinaigrette

Soup: Light Savory Beef Barley Vegetable

Salad: Pear and Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Why it works: No need to tip your waiter, this restaurant-worthy pairing is easy to whip up at home.

light creamy chicken alfredo & italian chopped salad

Soup: Light Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Salad: Italian Chopped Salad with Salami Crisps

Why it works: If you love Italian flavors, this combo is for you! The salad boasts loads of crunch, thanks to homemade croutons and salami crisps, which pairs perfectly with the velvety soup.

light vegetable noodle & crunchy kale salad

Soup: Light Vegetable and Noodle

Salad: Crunchy Kale Salad with Yogurt Vinaigrette 

Why it works: For a full-on meat-free feast, serve this chunky veggie soup with a heaping serving of kale salad on the side. Your body will thank you!

light chicken and dumpling & apple cranberry salad

Soup: Light Chicken and Dumpling

Salad: Apple-Cranberry Salad

Why it works: Offset the hearty decadence of chicken and dumplings with a fruity salad topped with tangy poppy seed dressing. So good!

light zesty southwestern style vegetable & orange-avocado salad

Soup: Light Zesty Southwestern-Style Vegetable

Salad: Orange-Avocado Salad

Why it works: Citrus and avocado plus Southwestern flavors are a match made in flavor heaven.