Roasted Garlic and Spinach Soup

By June 5, 2015

This delicious (and vegan!) soup has fresh spinach simmered till creamy and roasted-till-soft garlic and onions. The mustard seeds add a little pop, and a drizzle of cream (use almond milk or omit for vegan prep) finishes it off. Enjoy warm or cold.

 1 red onion (white & yellow also work), quartered or roughly chopped
 1 whole head of garlic, cloves peeled
 Some oil (sunflower, olive or coconut)
 salt & pepper
 1.5-2 cups stock
 1 tsp mustard seeds
 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
 1 bunch spinach (washed well, large stems removed)
 drizzle of cream or almond milk (garnish, optional)
1

Turn your oven to 400 degrees. In an oven-safe skillet or roasting pan, toss the whole garlic gloves and chopped onions in some oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and and soft. Meanwhile, in a small pot, heat up the stock till it's simmering.

2

Scrape the onions and garlic into a heavy-bottomed soup pot (not the pot you're using to warm the stock) and add in the mustard seeds. Cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, and then add in turmeric. Add in spinach and a generous pinch of salt. Stir to wilt spinach, and add in about 2/3rds of the stock. Allow it all to cook down for 7-10 minutes.

3

Using an immersion blender (or pour into an upright blender), begin to blend the soup, adding more stock to thin it if necessary. It doesn't need to be totally smooth. Drizzle with a splash of heavy cream or almond milk, and enjoy!

Ingredients

 1 red onion (white & yellow also work), quartered or roughly chopped
 1 whole head of garlic, cloves peeled
 Some oil (sunflower, olive or coconut)
 salt & pepper
 1.5-2 cups stock
 1 tsp mustard seeds
 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
 1 bunch spinach (washed well, large stems removed)
 drizzle of cream or almond milk (garnish, optional)

Directions

1

Turn your oven to 400 degrees. In an oven-safe skillet or roasting pan, toss the whole garlic gloves and chopped onions in some oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and and soft. Meanwhile, in a small pot, heat up the stock till it's simmering.

2

Scrape the onions and garlic into a heavy-bottomed soup pot (not the pot you're using to warm the stock) and add in the mustard seeds. Cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, and then add in turmeric. Add in spinach and a generous pinch of salt. Stir to wilt spinach, and add in about 2/3rds of the stock. Allow it all to cook down for 7-10 minutes.

3

Using an immersion blender (or pour into an upright blender), begin to blend the soup, adding more stock to thin it if necessary. It doesn't need to be totally smooth. Drizzle with a splash of heavy cream or almond milk, and enjoy!

Roasted Garlic and Spinach Soup

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