Excellent recipe, thank you for sharing it. I used escarole instead of spinach, and mixed the garlic and salt well but did not make a paste (no mortar and pestle on hand, and the knife technique too laborious).
I used the low end of the lemon juice recommendation, then put out additional lemon, plain yogurt, salt, and a red-pepper mix for my daughter and I to adjust the seasoning according to preference.
I will definitely make this again. Would lend itself nicely to variations, e.g., adding potato, tomato, carrots . . . or not!
This was included in a take-home pack for my DS, I did make a few changes to this recipes, I used turkey stock in place of water, increased the onions to 2 and increased the garlic to 3 tablespoons, I also added in some dried chili flakes for heat, this soup has wonderful flavor to it, I look forward to making it again soon, thanks Toni!...Kitten:)