Hello again dear blog readers, Dora the ‘soup girl’ is back with another delicious soup recipe! No surprise since I told you on my previous blog that I just love, love, love soup. This time I have prepared a special one for the holidays; Spinach Soup with Caramelised Garlic Bruschettas. It’s so Christmassy with its dark green colour and makes an excellent starter for your Christmas dinner!
For most soups that I make, I use the same basic recipe and I love that. No matter what vegetable you feel like eating that day, or whatever vegetable is left in the fridge that needs to be used, you can make soup from it.
Soup of the week
I love making soups so much that every week I prepare my ‘soup of the week’. This will be our lunch, sometimes dinner for the days to follow and sometimes we even eat it for a week if I really make too much. It’s just so nice to have something tasty and healthy on stand by and not having to think about what I will make for lunch every day.
Soup like a dip
Sadly, my fiancé Vaggelis doesn’t love soup, so I try to trick him into eating them. How, you might ask? First it helps that the soups make the entire house smell nice. Second, I try to make soups with nice colours (this recipe is not one of them). Third I always make nice sides like garlic croutons or bruschettas or nice grilled cheese sandwiches; This way he sees the soup more like a dip.
Christmas Spinach Soup
I would say spinach soup is one of my favourites, but then again, all soups are. Caramelised garlic though is definitely a favourite of Vaggelis and I, since we are both crazy about garlic in any form! I remember when I still lived in the Netherlands one of my classmates said: “I like the Greek cuisine but must you put garlic in everything?” I said: No, but why shouldn’t we?” It’s very good for your health and it gives taste to everything! I really did not get his question.
I hope you enjoy my spinach soup with caramelised garlic bruschettas and have a very Merry Christmas!!
Food photography: Annette Spaan
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