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Creamy Spinach and Basil Soup


Creamy Spinach and Basil Soup
This fragran,t green, creamy spinach and basil soup is nutrient rich and has the added bonus of being “love food”. Basil is said to be helpful for the libido, fertility, and an overall sense of well-being for the body and spirit.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 leek, green and white parts, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 small or 1 large Japanese yam, peeled and chopped (or 1 large Yukon gold potato)
  • 1 quart vegetable stock
  • Sea salt
  • 1 bunch spinach, washed and chopped
  • 1 bunch basil, leaves only (about 2 cups)


Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, shallot and leek, and saute 5 minutes. Add yam and cook another 5 minutes.

Add stock, 2 cups water, and two pinches of salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool slightly.

Add soup to blender in batches, along with spinach and basil. Blend until smooth, Adjust seasoning and serve immediately.

Note: The base of this soup can be made ahead, and finished when ready to serve, to maintain a bright green color. Simply blend the base with the spinach and basil and heat to serve.

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