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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

baby greens soup with spinach, rosemary, and thyme




I was overjoyed to find my friends Robyn and Susan at the farmers market once again.  I have missed their baskets of beautiful greens much more than I ever realized.  Both had bountiful offerings:  one with fresh mature arugula, the other with bags of  spring greens - everything from baby chard (yellow and red), turnip greens, and baby kales.  I positively floated home to make this rich green soup, vibrating with healthiness and freshness.  I added some mature spinach I had on hand, and a tasty bowl of new chicken stock, a few sprigs of rosemary and voila!  Perfection.

Makes about 3-4 cups of the most delicious soup:

To make:

2 T. red or white onion or leek whites, chopped
2 T. raw rice (I had Uncle Ben's on hand, so I used that)
2 to 2 1/2 cups fresh chicken or vegetable stock

Simmer the stock, rice, and onion or leek for about ten minutes, covered.

Add:

2 cups of packed mature spinach
2 cups packed baby greens
1/2 t. dried thyme
1/2 clove garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 T. rosemary leaves, stripped from stem
salt and pepper to taste

Cover the pot and simmer for about 7 minutes, turn off heat, set aside for ten minutes.

Puree with an immersion blender, taste, and adjust seasonings, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with a nice crusty bread and butter, if you wish. 


7 comments:

Barb said...

That bowl looks like the picture of good health, doesn't it? I feel better just looking at it. (Could I have some apricot tart if I eat a bowful of this, please?). YUM

katrina said...

You're a hoot, Barb:) Today is a cold, rainy day, and I'd take the soup in a minute over the tart. You'll be happy to know I'm mulling over COOKIE recipes, because Izzie and Frankie want them, so that should make you feel much happier!

Barb said...

Oh Katrina, you know me a little too well, I think. When I was a little girl, I would ask for a cookie, and then say "Two?" I really don't think I've ever met a cookie I didn't like.

Yeah, Izzie & Frankie!! :-)

diary of a tomato said...

A healthy bowl of nourishing green, I could dive right in!

katrina said...

Oh, so good, Debra! We may be in the minority, getting excited about this lovely green soup:) I make a lot of green soups, but this one had a great complexity of taste....mmmmm.

Carol Weaver said...

My husband bought a BIG package of baby greens and is gone all week. So, I cannot finish it by myself. This will be a great way to preserve it. Thanks!

katrina said...

Carol, I envy you! Our local farmer's market doesn't open until May - and I miss those first fresh greens. Hope you enjoy the soup - you'll be feeling like Popeye (who especially loved spinach) :) Thanks for the swing by - and always welcome feedback when you try a recipe!