Emerald Soup

"From Better Homes and Gardens "Hometown Cooking"."
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  • In a saucepan, cook onion and garlic in hot butter and olive oil over medium high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender.
  • Stir in broth, spinach, potatoes, broccoli, oregano, mustard, salt, nutmeg and hot sauce.
  • Bring to boil; reduce heat.
  • Cover; simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are very tender. Cool slightly.
  • Transfer mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Return to pan. Stir in milk. Heat through.
  • Serve with croutons if desired.

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  1. Absolutely delicious. What I love about it the most, besides how it tastes is the fact that it is flour less which means I won't under-cook or burn the roux. Basically I don't have to watch it every second which allows me to multitask with more ease. Thank you.
  2. Easy to make and delicious! Before you add the milk, the soup is a gorgeous deep emerald green color. Next time I may skip the milk! I used a full 10 oz. pkg of frozen spinach because I couldn't break it in half, and lots of hot sauce. Great soup.


I'm lucky to have had two amazing grandmothers with a passion for cooking.My Nona was from the north of Italy and Lolo was from Spain. Lolo used to make pickle fish. You would think that is a kids worst nightmare, but it was fabulous. I would kill for that recipe.My mother was also a wonderful cook. I grew up eating the most amazing food; her lasagna and Bolognese sauce are out of this world. I am originally from Argentina and living in Colorado for the past 25 years. As you can imagine, I love to cook, eat and entertain. I read cookbooks like novels. There is nothing that I enjoy more than traveling. I love the challenge of a new culture and a foreign language. Of course all my traveling is culinary oriented. Eventually I would love to move to Italy. Italians, in my opinion, have the perfect life style; Hard work in the morning, good food for lunch, nice siesta and out for a "giro" (go for a round) in the afternoons to visit with your friends over a cup of coffee. My daughter is a great baker; she has a natural talent for it. We can make the exact same recipe and hers ALWAYS tastes much better. My favorite products are seasonal, organic and fresh; I stay away from cans and pre-mixed stuff. I'm a proud member of the Slow Food movement. www.slowfood.com
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