Introduction: Simple Spud Spinach Soup
A family recipe made better over time. It's simple and yummy. Serve with homemade bread or additional add-ins and it's a meal even the kids will love. Let's make green soup.
2 potatoes (any combo of russet or sweet)
½ medium yellow onion
1 bag (6-8oz) spinach
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoon avocado oil (or your choice of oil)
2 tablespoon coconut cream
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon tumeric
(optional add-ins) plain shredded chicken, greek yogurt, crackers
Step 1: Gather Ingredients; Chop Vegetables
Gather your ingredients. Measure out the seasoning.
Peel the potatoes and carrots. Chop the potatoes (1 inch pieces), carrots, celery. Mince the garlic. Dice the onion.
Note: sweet potatoes will cook faster than other varieties, so cut them larger than any other potato if you're doing a combo. I recommend the combo as it makes the soup sweeter.
Step 2: Cook the Vegetables
In a large pot over medium-high heat, sauté the carrots, celery, and onion in the oil for 5 minutes. After, add the garlic and continue for 30 seconds or less being careful not to burn the garlic.
Add the broth, seasoning, and potatoes. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat to low and simmer - stirring occasionally - for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
Add the coconut cream.
Step 3: Wilt the Spinach; Blend
Add the spinach to the top and do not stir in. Cover for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat. Uncover and blend using an immersion blender until the soup is smooth. Add more broth as needed to adjust thickness of soup. I added about an extra cup.
Note: depending on your pot size you may need to add broth or blend in a different pot so the immersion blender is completely covered. Otherwise, your counters might get a taste of your soup before you do.
Step 4: Allow to Cool; Serve With Add-ins
Serve. Best with warm homemade bread. Additional add-ins include shredded chicken, greek yogurt, sour cream, or crackers. Sometimes I even add some hot sauce for an extra kick - but I eat that on everything.
Enjoy our family recipe!
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