Healthy simple food is my jam, as you may well know. Spinach soup is probably the king of this category, and I know I say that about a lot of things, but with the combination of being cheap this green godess soup is kind of unbeatable.
So one key thing to stock up on if you are shopping on budget, which I as a new poor student obviously am, is frozen vegetables – specifically spinach and peas.
Ingredients for 2:
250 grams of frozen spinach
100 grams of frozen peas
2 cloves of garlic
1 cube of vegetable stock
Start off by slicing the leek and garlic, don’t worry about making it fancy, and get those in a pot on a medium heat. Sauté for a couple of minutes and then toss in the spinach, peas, stock and about 0.8-1 liter of water. Since you’re getting the water in at the same time as the frozen things you don’t have to bother with defrosting it either, for extra simplicity. Yay!
Bring your soup to a simmer and leave for about 15 minutes, after that it’s blending time!
Use a blender or a staff mixer and go on with your bad self until smooth.
Taste, and season to your own preference.
Now, look at this about text… That’s not a lot, barely any instructions. That should let you know how simple this is!
Fair warning though, this soup is not suitable for lunch boxes because the spinach tends to get a smidge discoloured after a while due to oxidation and what not. It doesn’t change its delicious flavour, but looks are everything so… This soup is for eating straight away.