Garlic and Spinach Soup Recipe

January 10th, 2008

Healing Soup Series 3 of 3: Garlic and Spinach Soup Recipe

...the last recipe in our Healing Soup Series. Previous posts include, Beet Soup Recipe and Immune Booster Soup Recipe . Don't worry we will be moving away from soups, at least for awhile. Keep an eye out for a truly crowd pleasing recipe this weekend!

So, back to the Garlic and Spinach Soup recipe. It should be no surprise to you that garlic and spinach also have wonderful help benefits. Garlic is claimed to help prevent heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cancer. From the moment we first saw Popeye as children we were aware of the fact that spinach would help us to grow up big and strong. Spinach has a large nutritional value, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled (as in this Garlic and Spinach Soup Recipe). It is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, and several vital antioxidants.

Garlic Spinach Soup Recipe

Besides being good for the immune system I find this simple recipe to be a great pick me up. And its not too bad for helping you nurse a hangover either ;)

Garlic Spinach Soup Ingredients

2 heads garlic
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
5 cups (good quality) vegetable broth
4 cups chopped fresh spinach leaves, stems removed

Preparing Garlic Spinach

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.2. Remove the outer papery covering of the garlic. Slice off the top of each head so most of the cloves are exposed. Place on aluminum foil on cookie sheet and drizzle 1 teaspoon oil over each head. Fold the foil over the garlic to cover completely.

3. Roast until the garlic is completely soft and lightly browned, about 45 minutes

4. When cool enough to handle, squeeze garlic pulp into medium-size saucepan. Add broth and stir well to combine. Simmer for 15 minutes to all the flavors to come together.

5. Stir in spinach just before serving and simmer just until wilted, about 4 minutes. Stir vigorously before serving hot (the garlic has a tendency to settle on the bottom).

7 Responses to “Garlic and Spinach Soup Recipe”

  1. TazmiNo Gravatar Says:

    Damn, that is a really easy garlic and spinach soup recipe…love it. Could add a little bit of minced habanero for kick!

  2. mattNo Gravatar Says:

    this sounds really tasty, i’ll have to check it out.

    a tip for roasting garlic in about 20 minutes. take the clove and slice it in half. take each half and put a little olive oil on it. toss this in the oven (cut side up) and it’ll be ready for action in about 1/2 the time.

  3. adminNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks for the tip Matt. When is your next batch of beer going to be ready?

  4. Beet Soup Recipe | Roasted Beet Soup | Vegetarian Beet Soup Says:

    […] If you are looking for a way to give your body a fighting chance during this cold season be sure to eat foods rich in vitamins A, C and E. I came across these recipes last December, compliments of Yoga Journal (Issue 199) and LOVE them! In this first segment you will find a Beet Soup Recipe, segment 2 will feature an Immune Booster Soup Recipe, and 3 a Garlic and Spinach Soup Recipe. […]

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  6. Fumi MatsubaraNo Gravatar Says:

    @Tara, Glad you liked the soup. Here are some other soups for you to try out :)

  7. Grady SillasNo Gravatar Says:

    Thank you, very useful. I wasnt actually a big fan of Spinach for many years ( understatement, I hated the stuff), but after shacking up with a vegan I kind of had to get used to it, and have slowly come to love the stuff. Spinach curry is now my absolute favourite! I recently found an entire spinach recipes website which is my new favourite site now, you should take a look!

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