Tuesday, 2 October 2012

# 276 Spicy Spinach Soup

Mmm... soup, I love it. Sometimes we have it as a starter and some other times as a main meal with freshly baked bread and cheese. Delicious.

Hope you like this one, we did.

Spicy Spinach Soup

6 slices of chorizo, without the skin (I use this one from Asda but for an extra kick try this one)
Drizzle of olive oil
1 small onion
2 medium courgettes
2 large carrots
1/2 butternut squash
1/2 medium swede
2 chicken stock cubes
1/2 packet of spinach leaves

Over a very low heat, pour a little olive oil in to a deep pan and add the chorizo slices.

Peel and chop the onion, add to the pan and stirr.

Peel and finely slice the courgettes, add to the pan and stirr again. Do the same with the carrots, butternut squash and swede stirring well everytime you add a different vegetable to coat it in the fat that oozed out from the chorizo.

Fill the kettle with water and boil. Add the stock cubes to the pan and then the boiling water, it should just cover the vegetables. Bring to the boil over a high/medium heat and then lower it again and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

Blend until smooth and then add the spinach leaves, don't forget to wash them first and also when blending add a little more boiling water if the soup is too thick. Simmer for about 10 minutes and remove from the heat.