Spinach Garlic Soup

Spinach Garlic Soup

Yield: 4 servings

10 ounces fresh spinach, trimmed
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup onion, chopped
8 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup soy flour
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

In a 5-quart Dutch oven, bring spinach, broth and carrots to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool to lukewarm.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, sauté onion and garlic in butter until onion is soft, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add flour; cook and stir over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Add to spinach mixture.

Puree in small batches in a blender or food processor until finely chopped. Place in a large saucepan. Add cream, milk, pepper and nutmeg; heat through, but do not boil.

Per Serving: 288 Cal (77% from Fat, 11% from Protein, 12% from Carb); 8 g Protein; 25 g Tot Fat; 9 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 148 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 991 mg Sodium; 72 mg Cholesterol