National Homemade Soup Day is on the 4th of February. There is something very comforting about a nice mug or bowl of homemade soup on a wet February day.
easy to make and a great dish to teach the young ones
cheap ingredients or a great way to use up vegetable in the fridge
a cheap and nutritious way of feeding the family inbetween their online classes
not only great for lunch but good between meals if hunger pangs strike before dinner
This spinach soup is a vibrant green, really tasty and quick to make. In spring time you can swap the spinach for nettles for a fresh spring soup.
3 tbsps vegetable oil
1 large onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 vegetable or chicken stock cube (to make 1 litre of stock)
3 small potatoes - already peeled and boiled (can used left over potatoes or mash from previous meal)
2 packets of spinach
Salt and pepper
300ml of milk/cream or cream alternative.
Heat the oil in a pan and add chopped onion. Allow to cook for 2 mins and add the garlic. Cool for another 2 mins.
Add the stock and the spinach. Allow the spinach to cook for a couple of minutes until all wilted.
Add the potatoes and seasoning and blitz
Stir in milk/cream or cream alternative. Taste and if necessary add more seasoning.
Bring back to temperature and serve