This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce (sold in the United States) is gluten-free. Serve with a gluten-free roll.
"Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurantóbetter left unstirred."
Spinach soup is great. I used to have this at a small restaurant served with a small dollop of sour cream and a touch of dry sherry. Sweet, bitter, savory, and not too salty. With this soup it's easy to want to oversalt, but too much and you'll overwhelm the delicate flavor of the spinach. Serve with a side salad and a roll for the perfect cold night's meal.
Worcestershire is a county in England. The sauce was, however, developed in India by Englishmen and originally bottled back in Worcester, England (hence the name). It contains vinegar, molasses, cloves, anchovies, tamarind, chili peppers, shallots, garlic and onion among other things. It has a great flavor and the low-sodium versions are indistinguishable from the traditional Worcestershire sauce.
1 tsp. low-sodium Worcestershire sauce = 5 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0 mono fat, 0g protein, 1g carbohydrates, 20mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol
Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 2 cups
Cooking Time = 60 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Makes great leftovers
Serve with a dinner roll or gluten-free dinner roll.
|4 tsp||olive oil (divided)|
|1 large||onion (diced)|
|2 15 ounce can||no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)|
|2 cups||no salt added vegetable stock|
|1/4 tsp||ground nutmeg|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|2 lbs||fresh spinach|
|2 tsp||maple syrup|
|1 tsp||Worcestershire sauce|
|1/4 cup||2% milk|
Place two teaspoons olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium high heat.
Add the diced onion when the oil is hot.
Cook for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.
Add the white beans, vegetable stock, salt, nutmeg and pepper.
Cover and reduce the heat to low.
Simmer for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
After the beans have been cooking for about 20 minutes, place one teaspoon of the oil in a large skillet.
Add half of the spinach and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until wilted.
Add the cooked spinach to the pot with the beans.
Add the remaining teaspoon of the oil to a large skillet.
Add the remaining spinach and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until wilted.
Add the cooked spinach to the pot. Stir well.
Add the maple syrup and Worcestershire sauce. Stir.
Using a blender or stick blender, puree until smooth.
Add the milk, stir, and serve.
Serving size = about 2 cups
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 337||Calories from Fat 61|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 54g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 20g||69%|
|Vitamin A 408%||Vitamin C 113%|
|Calcium 39%||Iron 53%|
|Vitamin K 1098 mcg||Potassium 2058 mg|
|Magnesium 281 mg|