Creamy spinach soup with extra vegetables added
This recipe of our creamy spinach soup is very healthy, easy to prepare and will fit right into your busy schedule. Even though we are providing you with easy recipes, we want to ensure that you are not just getting a quick and easy way to prepare a meal, but that value is added with the type of foods chosen to prepare the meal. Here's a little information about spinach.
This green leafy vegetable is very good for you. It is loaded with antioxidant nutrients which include beta-carotene, vitamin C and E, zinc and manganese, and these are essential for a healthy immune system. It was also tested and proven that spinach contain a phytonutrient called flavonoid which fights cancer. Below you will find the recipe to the healthy creamy spinach soup with vegetables.
CREAMY SPINACH SOUP (with vegetables)
1 ½ lb chopped spinach
½ head small cauliflower cut in small pieces ½ bunch small broccoli cut in small pieces
¼ cup carrot thinly cut in rounds ½ cup creamed coconut
1 ½ cups single cream (pure or thickened cream) ½ small onion chopped
4 cups vegetable stock 2 tsp thyme leaves (gives a nice flavour)
1 chicken bouillon cube 2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp grated Swiss cheese salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Parboil carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. Let cool and drain.
Step 2: In the meantime vegetables are been parboiled, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and saute onions.
Step 3: Add spinach and steam for about 8 minutes. Place spinach mixture in a food processor or blender and add 2 cups of the vegetable stock. Blend until smooth.
Step 4: Place blended mixture in another saucepan, adding the vegetables and the rest of the ingredients except single cream.
Step 5:Stir well and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Step 6:Add single cream and let simmer for about 3 more minutes. Do not bring to a boil after single cream has been added.
Step 7:Pour into dish and sprinkle Swiss cheese on top, then serve.
You can have this dish with bread, crackers, sandwich or a salad or if you wish to have it alone. Please enjoy.