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Creamy Garlic Spinach Soup With Garlic Croutons

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Ingredients
  Spinach 1 1⁄4 Bunch (125 gm), stalks removed (Or 1 Large)
  Chicken broth 4 Cup (64 tbs) (Preferably Homemade)
  Carrots 2 Large, grated
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm), finely chopped
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Light Variety)
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Garlic croutons 5 (As Required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut spinach coarsely.
2. Take a 2- to 3-quart pot and add chicken broth, chopped spinach, and carrots in it.
3. Cook for 5-10 minutes until carrots get tender and spinach leaves get completely wilted.
4. Remove the mix from the flame and set aside.

MAKING
5. In between, sauté onion and garlic against low-medium heat in butter; it will take nearly 20-30 minutes to get the desired cooking effect. Ideally, sauting should be continued until onions turn tender and translucent. Take care of garlic, it should never turn brownish due to overcooking.
6. Now add flour in it and continue cooking for another 5-10 minute phase while stirring constantly.
7. In a blender or in a food processor combine spinach, broth and onion, garlic mixtures and blend the mix until it forms a smooth puree.
8. For convenience it is better to process the mix into small batches in blender.
9. Clean the pot and take back the soup into the pot.

SERVING
10. Add cream, whipping cream, fresh ground pepper, and salt in the soup for enhancing taste.
11. Put the soup-pot back on flame to reheat.
12. Serve the soup hot/immediately.
13. Garnish the soup with a dollop of sour cream and garlic croutons.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Garlic
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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