Spinach Tomato Soup

Spinach Tomato Soup by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

This is one of the easiest tomato soup recipes. All you have to do is add the ingredients to a soup pot and cook.  The added spinach adds alot of nutrition and makes this soup more interesting than traditional tomato soup.  I like to keep the spinach leaves whole, but you can chop them before adding to the soup if you prefer. I also add cream at the end to make it extra creamy. If you are watching your calories, you can easily leave this ingredient out. I usually make this soup in the crock pot. I just add all the ingredients to the crock pot, and turn on high. Its done in 2-3 hours. Just add the cream about 15 minutes before serving, and turn the heat to warm until you are ready to serve.  I served this delicious tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches made under the broiler in the oven. I find that using the broiler to make all the grilled cheese sandwiches at one time is so much easier, and saves lots of time. I used french bread and Havarti cheese for these cute little sandwiches. It was a fun twist to use french bread for the sandwiches. These little sandwiches would also be a perfect appetizer for a party.  You could do them in different cheeses to make a platter.

Spinach Tomato Soup by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Spinach Tomato Soup by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Spinach Tomato Soup by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Spinach Tomato Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb fresh spinach, chopped or whole
2 cloves garlic, chopped very fine
1 28 oz can tomato sauce
1 28 oz can chopped tomatoes
1 quart vegetable or chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 cup cream
olive oil

Directions:

Preheat a large soup pot. Add olive oil, and then add garlic. Saute over medium low heat, being careful not to burn, for 2-3 minutes.

Add all ingredients to the pot. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Add cream and heat through, but don't boil again.

Serve with grilled cheese or crackers.

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8 Responses to “Spinach Tomato Soup”

  1. 1
    Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 11, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    Definitely worth a try! Esp. one who wants to have a light diet.

  2. 2
    Nicole (Making Good Choices) — January 11, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    It is so cold and bitter I can imagine this soup would be so perfect right now. I LOVE tomato soup – one of my favs!

  3. 3
    redkathy — January 11, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

    Superb soup Angie. Grilled cheese and home made tomato soup, best childhood meal ever! The spinach is a nice “grown up” addition although as a kid I ate all kinds of greens so it would have been just fine with me. My boys, no spinach for them unless it was raw. they couldn’t handle the texture!!

  4. 4
    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — January 11, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

    Very delicious and healthy, I like the addition of spinach with the tomato soup!

  5. 5
    Joanne — January 12, 2010 @ 7:49 am

    This looks super delicious! I love that you added spinach to it. I would really like this to warm me up on frigid days like today!

  6. 6
    Divina — January 12, 2010 @ 8:52 am

    This is one of my favorite soups. Love the addition of spinach.

  7. 7
    Zachary Arrendondo — December 8, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    Thanks very much for that! My mum recently harvested her garden full of tomatoes , and I found myself the proud owner of two or four buckets worth! Of course I couldnt eat them all, but I did find a website full of tons more tomato recipes there. A website dedicated the topic!! Crazy what you can find on the internets these days!!

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