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Cream Of Spinach And Basil Soup

Ingredients
  Thinly sliced green onions 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Canned reduced sodium chicken broth 29 Ounce (2 Cans, 14 1/2 Ounce)
  Torn fresh spinach 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Torn basil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Use Fresh)
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Half and half/Light cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
Directions

1. In a large saucepan cook green onions in margarine or butter till tender. Add broth; bring to boiling. Add spinach, the 1 cup basil, and pepper. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
2. Transfer mixture to a food processor bowl or blender container. Cover and process or blend till smooth. Return to saucepan. Gradually stir half-and-half or light cream into flour till smooth; add to pan. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
3. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with fresh basil.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Basil
Interest: 
Healthy

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