Pea Soup
Make a plain bowl of soup exciting with a simple crouton. Take a round of bread or a prepackaged melba round, melt cheese in the microwave, add some fresh herbs and cracked peppercorns or other favorite spice. In two minutes, you’ve got garnish glamour. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.



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Page 2: More Great Garnishes, Soups F ~ M


This is Page 2 of three pages of garnish suggestions for more than 20 popular soups. Click on the black links below to visit other pages. Find garnish ideas for other types of food in our article, “Garnish Glamour.”

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Fish Soup (Mediterranean-Style)

  • Add garlic croutons and serve with garlic bread
  • Add crumbled tortilla chips and shredded Gruyère cheese, and garnish with rouille, a heady mayonnaise that is the traditional accompaniment to bouillabaisse, containing cayenne and garlic
  • Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Fruit Soup

  • Garnish with crème fraîche and a thin slice of lime (you can top the lime slice with the crème fraîche)
  • Add a fresh strawberry or a fanned strawberry
  • Garnish with toasted slivered almonds and crème fraîche
  • Serve with shortbread on the side


  • Serve in a 4-ounce glass with a stick of celery to stir and sip
  • Make a Bloody Mary Soup with vodka
  • Add cooked shrimp or crabmeat to make a summer seafood soup
  • Toss over cold pasta

Lentil Soup

  • Top with a sprig of fresh thyme or chopped parsley
  • Top with fried croutons, paprika, chives or scallions
  • Add a dollop of sour cream or creme fraîche
  • Add slices of cooked smoked sausage

Lobster Bisque

Mediterranean Eggplant & Zucchini Soup

  • Serve over penne, ziti or rice
  • Mix with cooked pasta for a Mediterranean pasta salad
  • Top with Italian or French bread croutons fried in olive oil
  • Serve cold on grilled Italian or French bread for crostini
  • Bake in a crust for a vegetarian pot pie


  • Serve with olive oil, fried toast or Italian bread
  • Top with grated Parmesan cheese
  • Garnish with fresh basil and serve with garlic toast

Mushroom Soup

  • Serve over buttered noodles
  • Garnish with raw or sautéed mushrooms
  • Add miniature meatballs
  • Top with sour cream
  • Add color with a dash of paprika and chopped parsley

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