Spinach Soup

Step into springtime with creamy greens.


4 cups water
10 ounces peas
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
10 ounces chopped spinach, fresh from your garden or frozen
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup (4 ounces) sour cream

1. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the peas. Cook, covered, for 1 minute. Stir in the broth, spinach, nutmeg, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.

2. Working in batches, puree the mixture in a blender or food processor. Return to the pan. Add the milk and sour cream and cook for 3 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutritional Facts per serving:
Calories 163.9 cal
Fat 6.7 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 14.2 mg
Sodium 1778.8 mg
Carbohydrates 16.2 g
Total Sugars 6.6 g
Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
Protein 8.4 g

Recipe courtesy of the Rodale Recipe Finder.