What popular spices will ruin any soup: never add them

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Homemade soup. Source: Pexels

Soups can be made from any vegetables, cereals, meat, fish, and spices. But you need to remember that not all spices are suitable for soups, some of them can simply ruin the dish.

Delicious homemade soup with parsley

The FoodOboz editorial team shares useful tips from chefs on what spices to avoid when cooking soups.

What spices should not be added to soups

Spicy seasonings

Cooks say that you shouldn't season fresh soup even with ground black pepper, and you should be even more careful with spicy seasonings, such as chili peppers, horseradish, wasabi, ginger, and curry, which will make the soup very spicy. It is better to add onions, garlic, and celery.

Spices for cooking soups

Dried dill and parsley

If you add dried herbs to a vegetable soup or cereal, you will get a hay flavor. Therefore, for a pleasant flavor during cooking, it is better to use fresh herbs or parsley root.

Parsley for cooking soup

Lavender, ground ginger

Lavender can be added to desserts, tea, and ice cream; dried ground ginger is suitable for cooking meat, namely chicken and thighs.

What not to add to soup


It will make the first course bitter, so it is best added to tea!

Mint for tea

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