Creamy Spinach Soup

August 4, 2016
Lyndall McAlpine

Here is a super healthy soup…. spinach soup sounds disgusting doesn’t it? …. a little too healthy sounding for my household!! (does Creamy Green Soup sound better?) but I thought it was really nice with a few alterations and additions – basil & cheese makes anything taste better!!! It’s quite creamy and is so healthy and low in calories – full of fresh spinach, zucchini, and cauliflower and it’s so easy to make, especially if you have a Thermomix.

IMG_4319 Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced thin
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 zucchini, quartered and cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 small potato, diced
  • 1/2 cauliflower wash & broken into florets
  • 150-200g-spinach (washed well)
  • 1 litre l organic vegetable or chicken broth
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of milk and parmesan cheese to serve

To Prepare:

Note: If you have a thermomix this can all be done in there

  • Cook onion and oil over medium heat for around 5 minutes until translucent
  • Add sliced garlic and continue to cook for another minute or two.
  • Add zucchini and  continue cooking another 5 minutes or so, stirring to mix.
  • Add vegetable broth, potatoes, cauliflower & basil, simmer for about 30 minutes
  • Stir in spinach leaves and cook another 3-5 minutes.
  • Puree all of the ingredients together (if cooking in saucepan use an immersion blender – less washing up!)
  • Add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Serve with a swirl of milk or nut milk of choice and a sprinkle of Parmesan

This soup heats up well so you can enjoy it for a few days.

I try to always have soup handy to grab for that afternoon slump time, it’s satisfying without ruining your dinner and much healthier than a coffee and biccie