No Cream Creamy Spinach Soup

25 Apr

Super healthy soup has a creamy texture without using any dairy.

From Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Ingredients:

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 medium leeks, green parts discarded and white parts washed and chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 c stock
  • 2 T fresh basil, chopped
  • 2-3 c fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1-2 c cooked chicken

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add garlic, leeks, and zucchini. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add 1 cup stock/broth. Cover and cook 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add basil and the rest of the stock/broth. Puree until smooth.
  4. Stir in spinach and chicken. Cook 4-5 minutes.

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