Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Spinach and Mushroom Soup

My favourite colour - green - in all shades - preferably olive tones - and also one of my favourite GREEN foods - spinach.

I love spinach raw in salads, and cooked in quiche, pies, rice and in soup.

So here is a simple and quick spinach and mushroom soup.

200g brown mushrooms
300g frozen leaf spinach cubes
1 x large brown onion
1 x vegetable stock cube
1-2 x celery sticks
1lt water
Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil
1 x Bay leaf
pinch Nutmeg
1-2 x cloves Garlic

In a stock pot, dash of olive oil, chopped onion and chopped celery and saute for 5 minutes.

Add sliced mushrooms and saute another 5 minutes.

Add cold water and stock cube, bring to the boil, turn down and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.

Add frozen spinach cubes and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve straight and chunky or blend for a smooth green sea of spinach.

Enjoy on it's own or if you must and really need the carbohydrates, then go ahead have it with some farmhouse bread and butter or even cheese !

Bon appetit!