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Spinach soup

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Spinach soup

Starter Serves 4 30 min
The dark colour may be a little unappetising, but this has got the thumbs up in our canteen from packers, pickers and planters alike. Enjoy it as a light and nutrient rich lunch or dinner – you'll feel healthier after the first mouthful.


  • 2 onions, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 55g butter
  • 30g flour
  • 1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
  • 680g spinach (chard would also work)
  • ½ litre milk
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
  • Step 1

    Cook the onions in the oil and butter over a low heat until translucent but not coloured.
  • Step 2

    Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes before slowly adding the stock while continuing to stir.
  • Step 3

    Add the spinach, cover and bring to the boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Step 4

    Liquidise and return to the pan. Add the milk and seasoning to taste. Reheat and serve, perhaps with a swirl of cream and chopped parsley or chives.

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