Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Recently we've been dealing with oral surgery that necessitated soft foods for a number of days, and I needed something different to offer, plus I needed something meatless for Lent. I played around with what I had in the pantry, and this is the result. Chicken broth can be used, and I also love to throw in some shredded white cheese in each serving..
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 8 garlic cloves, halved if large
- 1⁄2 cup sliced carrot
- 1 large potato, peeled and chopped
- 2 -3 black peppercorns
- 10 ounces fresh spinach, well-washed and roughly chopped
- 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- Put the broth, onion, garlic, carrots, potato, and peppercorns in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Add the spinach and continue to simmer until the veggies are tender and the spinach is wilted, about 5 to 10 minutes longer.
- Remove from heat. Puree with an immersion blender. If you do not have an immersion blender, puree in batches in a blender. Stir in the milk.
- Return to the stove and heat briefly to heat the milk.
- Note: I do not add salt, as for me the broth adds more than enough. If you are using homemade broth, salt to taste.
I loved this! Halved the recipe and it turned out beautifully. Although I halved the recipe, I used 4 garlic cloves....love garlic! I also used homemade chicken broth instead of vegetable broth and I think it tasted wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
After accidentally buying two bags of spinach @ the grocery store, I needed to use a lot of it up quickly (you can only eat so much salad!). I decided to try this. I had to put some cooked ham in the finished dish or my meat loving husband wouldn't have touched it. Lastly, I usually have evaporated milk on hand but didn't so I used my toddler's whole milk in its place in an equal amount. This was a really nice soup. I "roughly" pureed it with my immersion blender so that there was still some texture (potatoes & carrots mostly), then threw in the chopped ham and let it simmer a while longer. I think some croutons on top or warm corn bread would accompany it nicely, thanks for sharing!
I used homemade vegetable stock and the soup was yummy! Loved the garlic, although my DH wouldn't touch it since it was green. So I had it for several days. Next time, I plan on making half.
Made for Ramadan tag.