Healthy, delicious and vibrantly green, this creamy, Ballymaloe Fresh Spinach Soup (with no cream) comes together in less than an hour and has been bringing rave reviews for over 50 years!
With summer waning and a few nights that dipped into the 50’s, I’m ready to put soups back on the menu, how about you? This delicious fresh spinach soup is a great transition as it’s light, super healthy and has the prettiest vibrant green color imaginable. It’s wonderful with a toasted cheese sandwich and will bring lots of oohs and ahhs when served as an appetizer soup.
As the name implies, this fresh spinach soup is a recipe from Ballymaloe in Ireland where I recently spent a美妙的一周拍摄他们的一个烹饪课程。我调整了食谱有点以适应我们的口味和使用菠菜而不是豆瓣，因为它在美国在这里更容易获得。此汤在1964年开始的国际知名的Ballymaloe House餐厅是最受欢迎的。
Creamy with no cream
我love that this fresh spinach soup is super creamy with no cream necessary. The ingredient list is simple; butter, onion, potatoes, chicken broth, milk and loads of fresh spinach. Eight ounces might not sound like a lot, but spinach is light and eight ounces is a HUGE bowlful!
Spinach, a superfood
菠菜是众所周知的超级食物。这意味着什么？Superfoods是营养密集的成分，被认为是对健康和福祉特别有益的。菠菜具有高水平的维生素A，C和K，镁，铁和锰，并具有an almost endless list ofhealth benefits. In addition, it’s super low-calorie, definitely a win, win, win ingredient!
Easy way to mix up this creamy fresh spinach soup
我’ve tried several immersion blenders, some super fancy and some pretty basic. My favorite is this simple but versatile Cuisinart Smart Stick. It can be used to blend things in pots, bowls, pitchers and measuring cups and comes with a whisk attachment.
Add a pretty and delicious garnish!
This fresh spinach soup is great on its own, but I like to add a dollop of Greek yogurt that’s been thinned with a bit of milk or cream. I’m including an easy recipe for Rosemary Croutons which can be made in minutes in a pan on the stovetop. They add a nice pop of flavor and make a delicious crunchy garnish for the soup.
- 我like to use baby spinach for this soup. It’s sweet and mild in flavor. Regular spinach can be tough and get bitter as the leaves get large. Most grocery stores carry baby spinach in both bags and cartons.
- My favorite potatoes for creamy soups are Yukon gold or other yellow flesh potatoes. They have a nice buttery flavor and pretty pale yellow color.
- 我喜欢来自Trader Joes的鸡汤。它价格合理，有很大的味道和漂亮的金色。
- There are lots of ways to garnish this fresh spinach soup. As mentioned above, I used a dollop of thinned Greek yogurt, but you could also swirl a few drops of heavy cream orherb oilthrough the soup. In lieu of the rosemary croutons, crumpled, cooked bacon, toasted nuts, pepitas or a scatter of fresh herbs would be wonderful.
- Herb flowers or other small edible flowers make a pretty garnish for this soup.
- 我used whole grain bread with the crusts removed for my croutons but sourdough bread, brioche bread or any rustic type of bread is also delicious! Feel free to leave the crust on if you like.
我f you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and leave a star rating and review! It’s so helpful to other readers to hear other’s results and ideas for variations.
- 2中等土豆（约1磅）yaboPT电子peeled and roughly chopped
- 1large onionpeeled and roughly chopped
- 1茶匙粗盐more, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper
- 3杯chicken broth
- 1cupmilk(I prefer whole milk)
- 8ouncesfresh spinach
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 ½杯切成了整个谷物面包sourdough or other crusty bread, 3-4 slices
我n a medium-large saucepan or Dutch oven, melt the butter. When it foams, add the potatoes and onions and stir until well coated. Sprinkle with salt and a couple grinds of freshly ground black pepper. Reduce heat to low and cover the pot. Cook for 10 minutes until veggies are softened.
Add the diced bread and stir gently but thoroughly to coat the bread. Cook 10 for minutes, stirring frequently, until croutons are a light golden and crisp. Remove from heat and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.
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改编自Simply Deliciousby Darina Allen
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