Spinach Soup

Spinach Soup

Light and nutritious, Spinach soup makes for a quick and healthy winter meal. Loaded with antioxidants, Iron and Vitamins, spinach soup helps control weight gain, maintains bone health, protects against infections and keeps the body warm and energetic. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, Spinach soup can improve your brain functioning level, due to the high amounts of antioxidants present in Spinach. Spinach soup is also great for weight watchers. If you’re on a low cal diet, you can skip the cream or use low fat cream/milk instead.

Ingredients:

1 large bunch of Spinach (about 15-20 stalks)
1 clove garlic crushed
½ cup finely chopped onions
6 cups vegetable stock
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons corn flour
½ cup cold milk
½ cup cream
Salt and pepper to taste.

Wash spinach and roughly chop the leaves. Heat butter in a pan, add onions, garlic and sauté for 1- 2 minutes. Then add Spinach and stir fry on high heat for a minute. Add vegetable stock, cover the pan and leave it to cook on low flame for 5 minutes. Allow it to cool and then blend in a mixer to a smooth puree. Transfer the puree to a sauce pan. Combine corn flour and milk in a bowl to make a smooth mixture and add it to the spinach puree. Stir well and cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. You can add a little milk or stock if the soup becomes too thick. Season with salt and pepper. Stir-in the cream and serve hot with garlic bread.

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