Mediterranean Spinach and Potato Soup

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Mirj

Created for RSC #6. I've always been a big fan of spinach (thank you Popeye). I also love potato soup (thank you school lunches). Thanks to Susie D for putting both ingredients in the contest list so I could combine the two.

Top Review by Amy @ Homestead Revival

I was surprised how much my family enjoyed this soup. The kids kept commenting "oh, this is so good!". We eat lots of soups, so the compliment was a high one. This was even better the second day. Also, I eat vegetables that are "in season" and this was a great use for spinach and potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 sprigs basil
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1 cup sliced leek
  • 1 12 lbs red potatoes, peels and cubed (about 4 cups)
  • 30 fluid ounces broth
  • 14 cup water
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • sour cream or yogurt (to garnish)

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a 4 quart saucepan
  2. Add the basil, coriander seeds and the leeks
  3. Cook until the leeks are tender, stirring often
  4. Add the cubed potatoes, broth and water
  5. Heat to boiling, reduce the heat to low
  6. Cover the pot and simmer for 25 minutes until the potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally
  7. Stir in the spinach, lemon juice and salt and pepper
  8. Simmer for 5 minutes
  9. Serve garnished with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt

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