Creamy Spinach Soup

creamy spinach soup

Creamy Spinach Soup

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Servings: 4
Calories: 223

Ingredients
 

  • 1 3/4 lbs fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp polyunsaturated sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 oz wholemeal flour
  • 1 1/2 pints skimmed milk
  • Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 pint 1% fat fromage frais or natural yoghurt

Instructions

  • Wash the spinach thoroughly and trim away any tough stalks. Shred the spinach finely.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the chopped onion gently, until transparent, but not coloured.
  • Stir the flour into the onion, and add the milk gradually, stirring between additions, until the mixture has thickened.
  • Stir the spinach into the onion and milk mixture and cook for 5 minutes over a gentle heat, adding a little water or milk, if the mixture becomes too thick.
  • Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.
  • Put the soup into a liquidizer or food processor and blend for about 30 seconds, until the spinach has been roughly chopped.
  • Return the soup to the saucepan, cover and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Stir all but 2 tbsps of the fromage frais or yoghurt into the soup and reheat gently without boiling.
  • Pour the soup into individual bowls and garnish with a swirl of the remaining fromage frais or yoghurt.
Calories: 223 kcal
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Protein: 20 g
Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 414 mg
Potassium: 1470 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 11 g
Vitamin A: 19033 IU
Vitamin C: 58 mg
Calcium: 544 mg
Iron: 6 mg
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