|340 g||spinach||12 cups|
|1 tbsp||canola oil||15 mL|
|3 tbsp||butter, unsalted||40 g|
|1/4 cup||white flour (all purpose)||30 g|
|3 1/2 cups||milk, partly skimmed, 2%||900 mL|
|1 pinch||nutmeg to taste|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
|1 1/2 tbsp||slivered almonds [optional]||6 g|
- Prepare the spinach : Wash and drain it briefly then transfer it to a pot or saucepan without adding any water. The water trapped in the leaves after gentle shaking is enough to cook them. Add salt, then cover and cook over high heat 3-4 min until the leaves wilt and turn very deep green. Avoid overcooking, otherwise the spinach will become brownish. Transfer the spinach to a colander, press to remove excess water, then set aside.
- While the spinach is cooking, heat the oil and butter in another saucepan over medium heat. Finely chop the shallots, then add them to the saucepan and sauté 2-3 min until they become translucent. Add the flour, then cook 1 min with stirring. Gradually whisk in the milk. Bring the mixture to a boil with constant whisking, then cook until it thickens, about 4 min. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Add the spinach to the milk mixture. Let the mixture cool down a few minutes, then purée it in a blender. Return the soup to the same saucepan and rewarm over low heat. Season with the grated nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.
- Ladle the soup into bowls, sprinkle with the sliced almonds (optional) and serve.
The soup keeps up to 6 days in the refrigerator or up to 2 months in the freezer.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 Serving (310g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
|Vegetables and Fruits :||2||servings|
|Grain Products :||½||serving|
|Milk and Alternatives :||1||serving|
|Meat and Alternatives :||0||serving|
ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Source of :
- Copper, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6
- Good source of :
- Iron, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc
- Excellent source of :
- Calcium, Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
- Free :
- Added Sugar
- Diet-related health claims :
|Milk and Alternatives||1|