Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summer in spinach soup

Spinach soup is another childhood favourite of mine. My mom used to make it in the beginning of every summer. It´s so light, so easy and so full of iron, to make children strong enough for all those summer games. I love the slight sourness and beautiful green colour. I always add a touch of lemon peel and I think it makes it just perfect. Do try it with fresh spinach of the summer! You´ll need (for 4 portions):
1 garlic clove
1/2 small onion
1/2 ts of grated lemon peel
1 tbs butter
1,5 l of vegetable or chicken stock
3 small potatoes (peeled and cut into small cubes)
2-3 big handfuls of fresh spinach leaves (cut into small pieces)
salt and pepper to taste
2 hardboiled eggs
sour cream and fresh dill to serve

Chop garlic, onion and lemon peel. Fry them for couple of minutes in butter. Add potato cubes to the pot and fry for a few minutes. Add stock and let it boil until the potatoes are cooked. Add spinach leaves, bring to boil. Let the soup boil for a minute and set aside. Season with salt and black pepper. Cut the hardboiled eggs to small pieces and stir into the soup. Serve the soup with a spoonful of sour cream and a bit of fresh dill!

Suvine spinatisupp

Vaja läheb:
1 küüslauguküüs
1/2 väikest sibulat
1 tl sidrunikoort
1 spl võid
3 väiksemat kartulit (lõika kuubikuteks)
1,5 l kana või köögivilja puljongit
2-3 suurt peotäit värskeid spinatileht (haki peeneks)
soola ja pipart maits järgi
2 kõvakskeedetud muna
hapukoort ja värsket tilli serveerimiseks

Haki küüslauk, sibul ja sidrunikoor, prae nad või sees läbipaistvaks. Lisa kartulikuubikud ja prae mõned minutid. Lisa puljong. Keeda suppi, kuni kartulid on pehmed. Lisa spinat, keeda umbes minutijagu ning tõsta supp tulelt. Maitsesta soola ja pipraga. Lisa hakitud munad. Serveeri hapukoore ja värske tilliga!


  1. Ohh, home made spinach soup sounds like the most amazing thing. I used to eat that at home, my mom made it for me in Sweden. Your recipe reminds me of home.

  2. That looks so refreshing. Indeed summer soup and hearty too with eggs and potatoes.

  3. Linn, so glad to be the one to reminf you of home. It must feel good, I think! I also love the home made spinach soup so much!

  4. Sensiblecooking, it is refreshing indeed. And yes, you are right, the eggs and the potatoes make it a real meal!