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Green Garlic and Spinach Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Green Garlic and Spinach Soup recipe? Learn how to make Green Garlic and Spinach Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by windigo1013

Makes 4 servings



http://www.sassyradish.com/2008/06/green-garlic-and-spinach-soup/

Recipe Ingredients for Green Garlic and Spinach Soup

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 lb. green onion
1 Salt
32 oz vegetable broth
8 oz. baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp. sour cream

Recipe Directions for Green Garlic and Spinach Soup

  1. Warm the olive oil and butter in a large and deep saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the green garlic and a pinch of salt, and cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic turns soft and translucent. As the garlic cooks, its scent will change from sharp and pungent to sweeter, almost caramel-like and more mellow ? don?t worry about looking for that moment, you will definitely smell it.

  2. When the garlic is ready, add the stock, raise the heat, and bring the stock and garlic to a boil. Immediately lower the heat to bring to a gentle simmer, and cook for about 15 minutes more. Toss in the spinach and immediately turn off the stove. Let the soup sit for about 5 minutes ? no more and then, purée the mixture in a blender. If you are pouring the soup into a blender, you will be working in batches. However, if you?re a little lazy like me, you will use your immersion blender (a tool whose value I can?t even describe!) and blend everything in the pot.

  3. The soup should be a rich shade of green and very smooth.

  4. Return the soup to the pot, and place it over low heat to rewarm gently. Add 1 Tbsp. crème fraîche and another pinch or two of salt. Taste, and adjust seasoning as necessary.

  5. Serve warm or hot, with a drizzle of olive oil or a dollop of crème fraîche, if you like.

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Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 353.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
159
Calories from Fat
107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.9g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.6g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Sodium
836mg
35%
Potassium
673mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
7.2g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
2.2g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 120% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 11% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sodium
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