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Cream of Spinach Soup

If you like me are a big fan of creamy anything soups, then you will love this creamy spinach soup. It is easy to make, is nutritious and very delicious. I spotted this recipe a while ago while leafing through my friend Miriam’s huge recipe collection and used it shortly after. The family loved it, and even the kids who are usually not on good terms with poor spinach, ate the soup with much gusto.

Cream of Spinach Soup
Serves 6

The original recipe, called for the use of egg yolks too but I omitted them and the result was still good.Here’s my adaptation, with modified instructions.

1 pound (500 g) spinach or one 10 ounce (300 g) package frozen
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons flour
5 cups chicken broth (use 4 cups in the beginning then add another cup if necessary)
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup heavy cream
Pinch of grated nutmeg (optional)
Pick over spinach, wash well and tear off tough stems. Coarsely chop the leaves with a knife. Dry the spinach on paper towels.

In a medium saucepan heat the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent, but not brown. Add the spinach. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, just until the leaves are wilted.

Sprinkle with flour  and stir to mix. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil, stirring often. Puree the mixture in a food processor. Return to the saucepan.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and if using add nutmeg.

Pour in the cream. Stir to mix well. Reheat over medium to low,  but do not boil. If the soup is too thick to your liking, add more heated broth to loosen. Remove from the heat and serve.

8 Comments
  1. That soup is fabulous!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. That looks gorgeous. Anything that can get kids eating spinach has got to be a good thing. I’m 37 and have only just realised that spinach is actually really nice! :)
    Julia

  3. That is a healthy and yummy soup

  4. Feride – when ever I see a new feed from you I get so happy, especially when it is a recipe I need. I have a bag of spinach at home that I need to turn into something. This is the perfect recipe.

    Thank you…

  5. Fari, I’ve always loved the emerald color of spinach soup. And with the addition of heavy cream, I know this will taste as rich and delicious as it looks.

  6. Looks beautiful! We love spinach so it wouldn’t last long in our house!! :)

  7. what a fresh bunch of spinach! looks so edible even as raw. Soup looks yummy too:)

  8. Thank you for all your comments. Keep them coming:)

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