We can’t deny it any more – winter is coming! This week there was even the first snowfall of the season in Munich, the city where I grew up. Admittedly, it wasn’t very much snow and it quickly melted away, but still – it’s time for dishes that are not only delicious, but also warm you from the inside! One of my favourites in winter are any kind of creamy vegetable soups, since they are fast and easy to prepare and give you an extra vitamin boost to keep any flu viruses at arm’s length. For this soup, I have used one of my all time favourite vegetables: spinach!
- 150g spinach
- 250ml vegetable stock
- 50g soft cheese
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 shallot
- vegetable oil
Wash the spinach and finely chop the leaves. Dice the garlic and the shallot and gently roast both in a little vegetable oil. Add the spinach and fry until it wilts. Stir in the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, melt in the soft cheese and season to taste with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Serve with some fresh bread.
Note: If you have leftovers, despite the common warnings that you can not reheat spinach since it gets poisonous, you can indeed reheat dishes containing spinach. Just make sure you heat it over 80° C and simmer the dish for a couple of minutes, then you can enjoy the rest of the soup without any dangers.