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.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
Pour soup evenly into 4 bowls. Top each with a dollop of additional sour cream, if desired, and 1/4 teaspoon lemon rind.
I agree with other reviewers- this is a very tasty soup. It was extremely fast to make, my husband loved it which is always a plus and I cannot wait to make it again. We enjoyed the potato in the soup- it gave it a nice buttery flavor. Next time I will use greek yogurt instead of the sour cream to try something new. A great soup to serve as a starter!