Spinach soup

Spinach soup

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(45 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


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

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal192
  • fat12.6g
  • saturates7.2g
  • carbs13.1g
  • sugars4.4g
  • fibre5.4g
  • protein6.5g
  • salt2g
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  • 25g butter



    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



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

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



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

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



    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



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

  • 150g half-fat crème fraîche


  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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2nd Mar, 2016
Made this today for lunch. I felt it was a bit thin, will add another potato next time. Very tasty though.
10th Jan, 2016
I also added 2 cloves of garlic and 2 unseeded red chillies, transformed the soup. Family and friends keep on asking me to make more :-)
14th Oct, 2015
Used this recipe as a base as I had no celery or potatoes. Instead I used the same amount of fresh spinach, a small pumpkin, two medium sized leeks. Did pretty much the same with these ingredients and the creme fraiche and it was delicious! Perfect for the autumn.
11th Feb, 2015
Really nice, will be making this again.
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7th Nov, 2014
This is fantastic healthy Spinach soup ! I slightly changed recipe in my taste. I used 4 big sticks celery because I like it and I only put just a tea spoon of crème fraîche when I serve to each bowls, instead of pour half of the container while cooking. It was still delicious. I'm going to cook this more and more as it gets cold. Thanks BBC good food.
30th Sep, 2014
Just made this... it was delicious! I didn't have celery, leeks or spring onion so just used onion and some garlic cloves for extra flavour. Also Quick, easy, tasty and healthy- what more could you want!
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22nd Sep, 2014
Made this soup for myself and two others, we all loved it. Filling, tasty and healthy. Will definitely make it again.
25th Jan, 2014
I loved it, added a little more salt to it but it was really tasty, will definitely make it again. Nice and healthy and a fab colour!
14th Aug, 2013
I just tried this for dinner today and my husband and I absolutely loved it!! I added in about 3 pods of garlic and sauteed it off with the rest of the veggies in the beginning to add a little punch along with a bit of salt.Will definitely try again!
18th Feb, 2013
Oh my god, it's amazing! So easy to make & tastes so lovely & good for you too.


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