Deliciously healthy spinach soup

Spinach is a nutrient-dense vegetable packed with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals

It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium

The benefits of spinach are endless; it possesses anti-inflammatory properties, helps fight against cancer, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and helps our immune system and brain functions

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo: Farah S Kamal[/caption] Ingredients:  Spinach leaves – 350 grams (fresh, chopped, washed stems and removed) Chicken stock – 1 litre Potato – 1 large (cubed with skin, boiled and set aside) Olive oil or butter – 4 tbsp Onion –1 (chopped, medium sized) Green onions –  ¼ cup (chopped) Curry powder – 1 tsp Maida/white flour – 2 tbsp Lemon juice – 2 tbsp Labneh/Double cream –  ½ cup or 100 grams (use tetra pack of cream) Salt and fresh cracked pepper –  to taste [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="554"] Photo: Farah S Kamal[/caption] Method: 1

Boil the potato cubes and set aside


In a big saucepan, pour olive oil and turn on the heat; sauté the onions until tender and fragrant


Add in the boiled, drained potatoes and cook for two minutes


Now add the chopped spinach, curry powder and cook for five minutes until the spinach is wilted

Then turn off the heat


Using a hand blender/smoothie maker, puree the spinach mixture and add lemon juice


Take ¼ cup of chicken stalk, add flour and make a batter like paste


Turn on the fire and slowly add the flour and stock paste in the puree and stir fast so no lumps are formed

Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes


Take out one cup of the soup, add the labneh/cream and stir it until it is very smooth

(Please note, labneh is a soft Greek yogurt and has less calories than thick cream, which is why I always use labneh)


Now add it back in to the soup pot, stir and turn off the heat and add salt


Ladle in individual cups, top with parsley, and labneh, croutons and freshly cracked black peppers


Serve with hot rolls or bread slices

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo: Farah S Kamal[/caption] Enjoy this healthy recipe along with all the goodness of spinach! The post originally appeared here

Date:30-Mar-2015 Reference:View Original Link