This is a delicious and healthy recipe, packed full of iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid. Spinach is remarkable for its abilities to boost energy, increase vitality, maintain bone health and improve the quality of the blood. I am always looking for simple ways to ensure I get my 5 a day and this recipe is an easy way to get 2 portions per serving.
I tend to make a big batch (keeping a few servings in the fridge) and freeze the remainder into 6-8 separate freezer bags for quick lunches or snacks.
Let me know what you think and whether you have any great soup recipes of your own…..
- 25g butter
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1-2 carrots chopped
- 1 large leek chopped
- 1 large stick of celery chopped
- 1 clove of garlic crushed
- 1 small potato peeled and chopped
- salt and black pepper
- 750ml stock (use one to two chicken or vegetable stock cubes)
- 250ml semi skimmed milk
- 2 x 200g bags of spinach
- Melt the butter in a large pan at a medium heat. Once softened remove from the pan and add the onion, carrot, leek, celery and potato. Stir and put on the lid. Sweat for 10-15 minutes, stirring a couple of times. Add the crushed garlic to the pan and cook on a low to medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
- Pour in the stock and milk and cook for a further 10 – 15 minutes until the potato is soft.
- Add in half of the spinach and cook for a couple of minutes until the spinach has wilted.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the remaining spinach and use a hand blender to blitz. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
It is so simple and delicious! I hope you enjoy.