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How to Cook Healthier Cream of Spinach Soup

Spinach - robkingfitness.comLooking for a quick and healthier version of a creamed soup? This is your recipe.

This Cream of Spinach Soup is quick and easy, plus it is so tasty and is healthier than other versions of creamy soups out there.

Type: Soup Recipe
Serve With: fresh, crusty bread
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 hour
Yield: Approximately 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 x 300 g packages of frozen spinach – or 3 bundles
  • 2 large onions – chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic – chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups ham – small cubes; you may use 1 1/2 cups bacon
  • 1 package tofu
  • 8 cups chicken stock – you may use water, but it has less flavor
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg – or to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper – to taste
  • sea salt – to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup kefir – or milk; cream can be substituted if need be.

Instructions:

  1. In a stock pot, heat olive oil on medium heat, and sautee onions until softened.
  2. Add ham or bacon and brown. Add minced garlic & continue to sautee for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add spinach and tofu, and stir for a few minutes.
  4. Add stock (or water), white wine, lemon juice and spices. Bring up to a simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Blend with a hand blender until it’s the texture you desire.
  6. Add kefir, milk or cream, and stir.
  7. Adjust seasonings – pepper, salt, nutmeg – and serve.

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I hope you enjoy this Spinach Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards

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