Spinach soup (download printable PDF)

Tames’ Cream of Spinach Soup

(A microwave recipe)

Ingredients                                                                                         Utensils

2 Tbs. butter                                                                                         Knife & cutting board

1 medium onion, chopped                                                                  3 Qt. Microwave safe bowl

2 small-medium potatoes, diced (about 1 Cup)                              Plastic wrap

1¼ Cup chicken broth                                                                       Measuring cup

¾ pound or 1 large package spinach leaves                                 Measuring spoons

½ Cup Half and Half or milk                                                             Spoon

1 Tbs. corn starch dissolved in 2 Tbs. cold water                       Small bowl

1 tsp. salt                                                                                            Fork

¼ tsp. black pepper                                                                          Blender or food processor

Ground nutmeg to taste                                                                  Plastic spatula

Peel and chop the onion.  Dice the potatoes.  Wash and tear the spinach leaves (if using fresh spinach).  Dissolve the corn starch in a small bowl using a fork to make the mixture smooth.  The dish can be prepared up to this point in advance.  Place in the microwave-safe bowl the butter, onion, potatoes, and ¼ cup of the broth.  Cover with plastic wrap.  Cook on high (100% power) for 8 minutes, stirring twice.

Add the spinach.  Cover with plastic wrap.  Cook on high for 5 minutes.  In the food processor with knife blade attached, or in a blender, process spinach mixture until smooth.  Return to bowl.

Add remaining broth, Half and Half or milk, dissolved corn starch, and seasonings.  Stir until smooth.  Cook on high for 5 minutes, stirring once.  Serve hot or refrigerator to serve chilled later.  Soup can be garnished with plain yogurt.