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Green and Nutritious Puree With White Sauce
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, folate, and potassium. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber, zinc, and protein. This green veggie makes for a very tasty puree soup when combined with white sauce. This home-made, simple soup is a good appetizer for cold winter evenings. Now, on to the recipe.
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Four bowls of soup
- 2 packed bowls spinach, washed
- 1 tsp butter
- 2 tsp plain flour/maida
- 2 tsp olive oil (or any other oil)
- 2 cups milk
- 1/3 tsp pepper powder, (adjust to taste)
- salt to taste
- Finely chop 8 spinach leaves while you heat butter in a deep-bottomed pan.
- Sauté the spinach in butter until it becomes crispy. Collect it in a bowl and set it aside. This is for garnishing the soup.
- Add the remaining spinach to the pan along with some salt. Stir-cook for 4–5 minutes then turn off the heat.
- Transfer the cooked spinach into a mixer or blender. Blend it until it becomes a smooth paste or puree then set it aside.
- Wash and dry your pan then add some oil. Throw in the plain flour and sauté on low heat for 2–3 minutes.
- Add the milk. Combine the roasted flour with it by stirring continuously. Bring the mix to a boil then turn it down to a simmer for a minute.
- Add the spinach puree and throw in some pepper powder. Add water to adjust the consistency. This soup should be moderately thick.
- Add some salt if desired. Boil the mix for 2–3 minutes then turn off the heat. Your favorite cream of spinach soup is ready!
- Pour equal amounts into 4 bowls then garnish with the crispy spinach you prepared at the beginning of the recipe. Enjoy sipping this soup on a cold evening!
ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on December 30, 2017:
Thanks. Yeah..it is a delicious and nutrient-rich soup that you can make in less time. Try it!
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 30, 2017:
Spinach soup sounds good to me. Thanks for showing us your recipe.