Heart-Health Recipe: Spinach and Green Pea Soup
Number of servings: 4
|4||Green onions, chopped|
|3 cloves||Garlic, minced|
|1 large||Baking potato, peeled and diced (about 1 ½ cups)|
|1/8 tsp||Ground nutmeg|
|1 ½ cups||Reduced sodium – vegetable or chicken broth|
|1 pkg (227g)||Baby spinach|
|1 cup||Frozen green peas, thawed|
|2 cups||1 % milk|
|2 tbsp.||Lemon juice, freshly squeezed|
|¼ cup||Low-fat sour cream|
|3 tbsp.||Fresh chives, chopped|
- In a medium pot, combine green onions, garlic, potato nutmeg and broth and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and boil for 5-10 minutes or until the potatoes are almost tender.
- Stir spinach and peas into the soup. Cover and boil for about 5 minutes, or until the spinach is tender.
- Use an immersion blender in the pot, or transfer to a blender in batches. Puree until smooth.
- Return the soup to the pot, add the milk and heat over low heat, stirring for 2-3 minutes until steaming. Do not let it boil.
- Drizzle in lemon juice, stirring constantly. Season with pepper to taste.
- In a small bowl, stir together sour cream and chives.
- Ladle the soup into each bowl and garnish with a dollop of the herbed sour cream – swirl slightly.
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