Spinach soup

Spinach soup

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(41 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A vibrant green blended soup with half-fat crème fraîche that's healthy and filling - make a batch and freeze

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian if veg stock used
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal192
  • fat12.6g
  • saturates7.2g
  • carbs13.1g
  • sugars4.4g
  • fibre5.4g
  • protein6.5g
  • salt2g
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Ingredients

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 leek (about 120g), sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 2 small sticks celery (about 85g), sliced
    Celery

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 small potato (about 200g), peeled and diced
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1l stock (made with two chicken or vegetable stock cubes)
  • 2 x 200-235g bags spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 150g half-fat crème fraîche

Method

  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Add the spring onions, leek, celery and potato. Stir and put on the lid. Sweat for 10 minutes, stirring a couple of times.

  2. Pour in the stock and cook for 10 – 15 minutes until the potato is soft.

  3. Add the spinach and cook for a couple of minutes until wilted. Use a hand blender to blitz to a smooth soup.

  4. Stir in the crème fraîche. Reheat and serve.

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P C
3rd Jun, 2019
5.05
Delicious soup and very easy to make for a novice! Tasty and healthy.
Melika93
29th Dec, 2018
5.05
I generally don't like anything green or 'healthy', and used to always complain when my mum made soup for dinner, but this soup is an absolute delight. Packed full of delicious flavour, I would absolutely recommend this, even for people like myself who aren't a fan of spinach. It's also just as tasty when you heat it up in the microwave the next day.
HoundsOfLove
25th May, 2018
5.05
Our new favourite soup - even my very fussy 7 year old son will eat it!
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Sarah Rotimi
5th Mar, 2018
5.05
I didn't have enough spinach so I put in some broccoli instead. I also didn't have any creme fraiche so I used 0% greek yoghurt. It was still delicious!
morleyfly
20th Dec, 2017
5.05
This has become a favourite soup, the whole family comes back for thirds. Must be a winner!
Quadrangler
20th May, 2017
5.05
Used as a starting point, turned out delicious. Used chive in place of spring onion and cream cheese in place of creme fraiche because that's what I had, didn't ruin it.
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Tony Sheehan 99
17th Apr, 2017
5.05
Did not have any potatoes so used sweet potatoes instead. The sugar hit was strong and delightful. Thanks for the receipts, have not attempted soup for many years.
pablopicasso
12th Aug, 2016
5.05
Really good soup, tasty and quick. I always keep some in the freezer now. It's our second most favourite soup (curried butternut squash soup takes first place).
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Triciamac62
24th Mar, 2016
Really tasty soup . Followed the recipe exactly and everyone loved it. I make it regularly now.
Sarahjane52
2nd Mar, 2016
4.05
Made this today for lunch. I felt it was a bit thin, will add another potato next time. Very tasty though.

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