I have posted a recipe for spinach soup earlier, but this is a milder, quicker version, and made differently.
Quicker because I have vegan stock in my freezer all the time and I make sure I have at least a glass of coconut milk stocked in my fridge every other day. All I need to do then, is mix them in with pureed spinach and a tasty soup is all set to be drunk. Yes drunk, not sipped like soup. It is easier to serve my children in a steel tumbler as it reduces the risk of getting spilt and saves me from cleaning up afterwards. Oh yes! A mom needs to think all this if she has to get to work in time or maintain a calm state of mind after returning from work.
The recipe is almost the same as the pumpkin soup, made about the same time too.
Recipe: Vegan Spinach Soup
Vegan soup stock – 1 cup
First thick extract of coconut milk – 1 cup
Spinach – 1 big bunch (Picked and rinsed well in many changes of water till it runs clear)
Water – 1/2 cup
Salt and pepper as per taste
Coconut cream (optional)
Heat water to boiling and immerse the spinach leaves without stalks. Cover for a few minutes till the leaves wilt. About five minutes at the most.
Cool and puree using a blender along with the water. Add the coconut milk and stock.
Warm the soup stirring all the while. Adjust salt as per taste.
I serve pepper separately. You may garnish the soup with a drizzle of coconut cream or olive oil. I never pair coconut milk and garlic in the same dish. For me, the flavours clash but again, that’s me. If you are fine with that you could add a pod of roasted garlic while blending or a throw in some roasted flakes later.
I like one or two slivers of roasted almond floating around. It is a surprise element in my soups.
If you find the soup thick you could always dilute with a mix of stock and milk in equal proportions.
Any bread would pair well with a soup. Please look up my recipe list to make a choice. I end up drinking my soup even before I take a bite of bread sticks or whatever, unless it is really hot and I like my soup just warm except when its Winter.