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Creamy Green Spinach Soup

Creamy Green Spinach Soup | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

It’s March 6th, two days after season four of House of Cards premiered on Netflix, and Iโ€™m halfway through the season already. I love/hate the fact that they release the entire season at once – love, because there’s no waiting for the next episode; hate, because it means a frantic binge-watch until all of the episodes have been seen. And the thing is, I’m not a huge TV-watcher… I don’t even have a TV in my apartment (seriously). But House of Cards is just so riveting! I think it’s because it’s soย believable… pretty much no one is a fan of the US Government nowadays, and it’s easy to believe that they’re all scheming, manipulative politicians as portrayed on HOC. Power plays, backhanded deals, lies, schemes… it’s kind of scary that this is reality. But enough about politics… let’s talk about SPRING!

The weather is getting incrementally warmer here in CT, and I’m sooo ready for the farm stands to open again. My body has been craving fresh fruits and veggies like crazy, and I’ve been starting to see smatterings of local produce in Whole Foods again. But what I’m really looking forward to are the open-air farmers markets, bursting with fresh produce and heaps and heaps of succulent greens. I just love fresh greens. In fact, at the farm stand in my hometown, their kale and lettuce garden is right in the backyard, and when you ask for a head of kale they go out and cut one for you, straight from the ground! Talk about fresh, living food! AHH all this talk of spring has me so excited!! But tell me, what are YOUR favorite things about spring?

This creamy green spinach soup is a perfect segway between chilly spring nights and warm sunny days. Fresh but still warming, it’s a perfectly balanced dish for this time of year. I hope you all love it!

Creamy Green Spinach Soup | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

4.7 from 3 reviews
Creamy Green Spinach Soup
 
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This creamy, green spinach soup is incredibly healthy and full of fresh spring flavors.
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Part One
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Sweet Onion, diced
  • Generous drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ Tsp Caraway Seeds
Part Two
  • 2 Cup Vegetable Stock
  • Juice from ½ Lemon
  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tsp Basil
  • ⅛ Tsp Coriander
  • ¼ Tsp Turmeric
Part Three
  • 4 Cups Spinach
Accompaniments
  • Tahini
  • A sprig of herbs (I used dill)
Instructions
Part One
  1. Bring a large soup pan to medium-low heat. Add in caraway seeds, onions, and garlic, and sautรฉ until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.
Part Two
  1. Pour in veggie stock and spices, and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
Part Three
  1. Carefully pour the hot soup into the blender. Add in 4 cups spinach, and blend on high until soup is smooth and creamy.
Putting It All Together
  1. Pour soup into two bowls, and garnish with a drizzle of tahini and a sprig of any fresh herbs you have on hand.
  2. Enjoy!

Creamy Green Spinach Soup | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Quote of the Day:

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

– Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg

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31 Comments

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    Hana | Nirvana Cakery
    March 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I love this recipe and the way you mixed cooked and raw ingredients, looks beautiful!

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      Sarah
      March 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you Hana!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    March 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    So green and lovely with that tahini!!
    I can’t wait for this week and the coming and hopefully staying Spring! They say it may get up to 70 degrees!!!

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      Sarah
      March 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      I would LOVE some 70 degree weather ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    March 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Spinach soup swirl me right into spring! This is the perfect warm but fresh recipe for this funky in-between seasons time. And you get like a 1020358209357029 out of 10 for presentation, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Bright blue bowls, bright green yumminess, it all just pops!

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      Sarah
      March 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Hahaha thanks girl!! I love the bright colors too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Claira
    March 6, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    These photos are so beautiful I love the contrast of colors!

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      Sarah
      March 7, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Thank you Claira! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nadya
    March 7, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Thanks for the recipe! It looks simply delicious!
    I also felt immediately spring!

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      Sarah
      March 7, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Thanks Nadya!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Rakhee@boxofspice
    March 7, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I love how they just the greens in front of you!!! This soup looks soooo beautiful! So simple and so beautiful! YUM!

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      Rakhee@boxofspice
      March 7, 2016 at 8:03 am

      I meant “cut” the greens! I was so excited seeing your soup, I ate some words! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Sarah
        March 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

        Haha no worries ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Sarah
      March 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Thanks Rakhee! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Laura
    March 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

    We’re still snow covered here, but I might have to make this soup anyways, just because of its beautiful green. I love spinach soup!

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      Sarah
      March 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you Laura!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    genevieve @ gratitude & greens
    March 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I haven’t seen the newest season of House of Cards yet but I’m scared I’ll have to binge watch it if I begin. I’m in the process of doing that with Downton Abbey! I love how green this soup is! And that little bit of dill on top is just so cute. Perfect for ringing in spring! <3

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      Sarah
      March 8, 2016 at 8:10 am

      I binge-watched the first season of Downton Abbey, it was so good! But House of Cards is my guilty pleasure now ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Sophie | The Green Life
    March 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Ha I’m almost halfway through the new season of House of Cards too! This series is so addictive! But I know what you mean. I love and hate it at the same time. I’ll be gone for a couple weeks so I have to stop the binge-watching now and wait til I get back to watch the end…Argh! This soup sounds delicious. I love how it’s a perfect transition meal between the two seasons. <3

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      Sarah
      March 8, 2016 at 8:10 am

      It is totally addicting!! I’m glad I’m not the only one who is watching the whole season!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Sherly
    March 7, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Once i prepared spinach recipe, kids never tried to ate it, when they started watching the great cartoon popeye the sailor man !! They started loving it. I think this will work with my kids. Thanks for an awesome recipe.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

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      Sarah
      March 8, 2016 at 8:13 am

      That’s awesome Sherly! Popeye to the rescue!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    danielle // rooting the sun
    March 7, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    sarah, i love the bit about your local farm stand! you can’t really beat straight from the ground, it’s a freshness i’m forever chasing with passion. – – this soup is so gorgeous, what an incredible color and perfect transition. i love the spices and herbs involved with the spinach. much spring love, i’m happy it’s upon us soon. xo

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      Sarah
      March 8, 2016 at 8:14 am

      I know, I’m so spoiled to have such a wonderful farm stand in my hometown! And thank you girl!!

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    Little Vegan Bear
    March 8, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Beautiful and vibrant!

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      Sarah
      March 8, 2016 at 8:08 am

      Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Lane | Green Spirit Adventures
    March 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Holy gorgeous soup! I want this in my belly right now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Aimee / Wallflower Girl's Kitchen
    March 8, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Love how vibrant this soup is. Sounds so delicious and creamy too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    coralie doucet-cรดtรฉ
    March 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Love your quote of the day, and the recipe sounds amazing, I’m looking forward to try it!!

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      Sarah
      March 24, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you Coralie!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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