Spinach and Nutmeg Soup


Spinach and Nutmeg Soup (1)

Wow, what a weekend! I had such a wonderful, spoilt birthday filled with meals out, drinks and general revelry.

We had 4 meals out and 2 takeaways in total, and who knows how many glasses of wine/prosecco/cocktails.

Therefore, tonight we needed an instant injection of the vitamins and minerals we are sure to be lacking now. Spinach soup is the perfect way to do this. Not only is it desperately, desperately easy (look how short that ingredient list is!), it is also delicious and packed full of vitamins k, a, c, b2 (almost the whole alphabet!), not to mention iron, magnesium and folic acid. Surely this will aid our bodies’ recoveries after a heavy weekend.

I love the flavour combination of spinach and nutmeg. I got the idea for using nutmeg in this soup from a nettle soup I once made many years ago, which used nutmeg. I was quite young when I made the nettle soup, and remember so vividly the fear that it would sting my tongue! Of course, it didn’t; it was wonderfully flavourful and with spinach and nettle being fairly similar in taste, the nutmeg works beautifully in this recipe too.

The dish is completely vegetarian, and would be vegan too if you omitted the feta, which I just couldn’t leave off.

This dish is ready in 15 minutes, and will serve 4 with some crusty bread on the side.

Spinach and Nutmeg Soup (2)

Spinach and Nutmeg Soup

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion

1 litre vegetable stock

450g spinach

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

20g feta, crumbled

1. Chop the onion. Add to a large saucepan with the olive oil and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

2. Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Gradually add the spinach, handful by handful, until it is all wilted.

3. Sprinkle in the nutmeg, then whizz the soup in a blender until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with the crumbled feta.

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29 thoughts on “Spinach and Nutmeg Soup

  1. Glynis February 10, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    This looks so yummy! I add spinach to just about everything, so I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

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  2. @govegi February 10, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Govegi and commented:
    So easy!

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  3. kolandasimone February 10, 2015 / 11:40 pm

    I love spinach soup. I used to make it for my kids and they would call it ‘compost soup’ but they loved it all the same and sucked down bowl after bowl of it. Such a description can be a bit off putting to guests who ask the kids ‘what is for dinner?’….

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  4. recipesfromapantry February 11, 2015 / 9:41 am

    Spinach and nutmeg are just a combi made in foodie heaven.

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  5. homecookexplorer February 11, 2015 / 11:11 am

    Try slow cooking the onions for an hour covered then layer spinach over without stirring them in. The rich caramelization of the onion will make it even more sublime.

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    • Debbie Engelmann February 11, 2015 / 12:10 pm

      Harriet, please let me know if I could have permission to add this recipe in my Detox the Self book I’m doing. Crediting your fantastic self of course and sharing the link to you site. Enjoy the day!

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  6. Kate February 11, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Perfect soup weather today — would love to know if you used fresh or frozen spinach? Is frozen ok or should it be fresh?

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    • harrietyoung38 February 11, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      I used fresh, and fresh would be best – but you can use frozen if you don’t have any x

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  7. Book Your Wedding February 11, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Isobel's Kitchen and commented:
    Love the idea of this soup, and with some Spinach to use up, I’d rather have something warm with it rather than another salad šŸ™‚

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  8. Book Your Wedding February 11, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    love this! I’ve made one myself tonight with the Spinach I needed to use up šŸ™‚ have reblogged too

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  9. Feast Wisely February 14, 2015 / 6:00 am

    A great way to get a big dose of spinach – if you’re a spinach fan check out the Indian dish palak paneer – spinach with paneer cheese (it’s yummy)…

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