Quick Spinach Soup

Several years ago I was in Warsaw for a meeting, became incredibly ill and had to stay at the hotel. Room Service did not have any soup on the menu. I called at the front desk and told them that I was ill and needed to have soup. We do not have it on the menu, she told me but I’ll see what I can do. The staff’s food that day was spinach soup and she offered me that. It just had to do. Even though I was ill, it was actually the best spinach soup I have ever had. Well at home in Sweden I tried to remember the taste and flavor in order to recreate the soup. Big success!  I prepare this soup when I am in a hurry to eat something or when I am ill or when I need to eat some “liquid food”.

Sometimes I mix in some chopped chives but it’s not really necessary. If you want a creamier soup you can replace some of the water with cream, So delicious!

Ingredients for 2 portions:

300-gram frozen chopped spinach
1 tablespoon flour + 0,5 dl water
1,5 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
3 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon concentrated stock
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 dl water

Method:

  1. Put the frozen spinach in a pan.
  2. Add the seasoning.
  3. Add the concentrated stock.
  4. Also, add the lemon juice and 0,5 dl of water.
  5. Put the lid on. Have it on medium heat until the spinach has thawed (takes 10 minutes).
  6. Mix the flour with 0,5 dl of cold water – mix well.
  7. Add the flour and water mixture to the thawed spinach and mix well. Let it simmer for 5 minutes before you add the rest of the water (3 dl).
  8. Take a few turns with a hand mixer.
  9. Heat it up and serve.

I usually serve some well chopped hard-boiled eggs with the soup and serve it with some nice cheddar cheese sandwiches.

Enjoy

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