Easy spinach soup

A simple, delicious soup packed full of vitamins and iron


06 Mar 2018
Yield
3-4
Cooking time
30 mins
Preparation time
10 mins

Ingredients

Not only is this soup packed with vitamins and iron but it tastes delicious too. For lunch or supper, you'll feel healthier at the first mouthful.

  • 20g butter
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1cm cubes
  • 1.25 litres chicken stock
  • 300g baby spinach
  • nutmeg
  • The juice of ½ a lemon
  • 4 tbsp single cream

Method

  1. Heat the butter in a large sauce pan over a medium-low heat and add the onions. Cook gently for 7-8 minutes or until soft (but not brown). Add the garlic and potato cubes and cook, stirring, for an extra 2 minutes.
  2. Add the stock, increase the heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 10 minutes. Add the spinach leaves, increase the heat again and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little. Purée the soup in batches in a blender or with a hand-held blender until smooth. Season with some freshly grated nutmeg.
  4. Add lemon juice and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring the soup back to the simmer and then stir in the cream.

Tip

This can be made 48 hours ahead of time. Don't add the lemon juice or cream until reheating the soup.