Zesty Spinach Soup

Oxmoor House
Grated lemon rind brightens the fresh flavor of this vegetarian soup. For an effortless meal, serve it with Crostini with Sun-Dried Tomato and White Bean Spread.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup soup and 1/4 teaspoon lemon rind)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 2 Minutes
Cook: 13 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 119
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 4.7 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 3.5 g
Carbohydrate 15.5 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 637 mg
Calcium 90 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion (1 small)
2 cups organic vegetable broth
1 cup (1/2-inch) diced Yukon Gold potato
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream, divided
Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth and next 3 ingredients. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until potato is very tender, stirring occasionally. Add spinach; cover and cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts.

2. Place half of soup and 1/4 cup sour cream in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining soup and 1/4 cup sour cream.

3. Pour soup evenly into 4 bowls. Top each with a dollop of additional sour cream, if desired, and 1/4 teaspoon lemon rind.

Note:

Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals

March 2010