Spinach and Parsnip Soup with a Crispy Crouton Skewer
A velvety soup without dairy products… Parsnips and Yukon Gold Potatoes give the soup its creaminess when blended.
Make these nifty Crispy Crouton Skewers to garnish the soup. The trick to its glorious color is blending the soup right after the spinach is added.
Make: “Crisp Crouton Skewers”
Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a six quart heavy pot.
Add onion and garlic, and cook over medium – low heat until translucent, five minutes. Add the seasonings – tumeric, pepper, pinch of smoked paprika and salt.
Stir one minute to release their flavors. Add the diced parsnip and potatoes. Stir for one minute to combine the flavors.
Add 5 1/2 cups of stock and rosemary.
Bring to a boil, then cover and cook at a simmer for 20 minutes.
The vegetables will be tender. Add the 3 cups of julienned spinach. Stir in. Immediately add half of the soup into a blender, and pulse until smooth. Alternately, use a immersion blender stick and puree half of the soup. Add a drop more stock if too thick.
Taste for salt – (this will depend on the saltiness of your broth.)
Pour into individual bowls. Top with a little julienned spinach and enjoy.
Garnish with Crispy Crouton Skewers (see recipe.)
* “Organic Better Than Bouillon” is recommended for a quick vegetable broth (just watch the salt content.)
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