Spinach soup

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Cream of spinach soup

Spinach soup is a soup prepared using spinach as a primary ingredient.[1] A common dish around the world, the soup can be prepared as a broth-based or cream-based soup, and the latter can be referred to as "cream of spinach soup."[2][3] In China, a spinach and tofu soup is also known as "emerald and white jade soup"; spinach and tofu represent emerald and white jade respectively,[4] and thus the spinach soup itself can be called "emerald soup".[5] Fresh, canned or frozen spinach can be used, and the spinach can be used whole, puréed or chopped.[1][6][7] Additional ingredients can include onion, green onion, carrot, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, seasonings, salt and pepper.[3][7][8][9] In many countries like India, people consider 'milk' to be the main ingredient in spinach soup. they call it "palak soup".[10] Spinach soup is typically served hot, but can also be served as a cold soup.[11][12] Prior to being served, it can be topped or garnished with ingredients such as sour cream and crème fraîche.[13][14]


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  1. ^ a b Spitler, S.; Yoakam, L.R. (2015). 1,001 Delicious Soups and Stews: From Elegant Classics to Hearty One-Pot Meals. 1,001. Agate Publishing. p. pt513. ISBN 978-1-57284-748-4.
  2. ^ Briggs, E. (2008). The Bride's Cook Book. Cooking in America. Applewood Books. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-4290-1259-1.
  3. ^ a b "The Fountain on Locust's Cream of Spinach Soup". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. January 12, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Deh-Ta Hsiung; Nina Simonds (2001). The Food of China. London: bay books. p. 60. ISBN 9780681025844.
  5. ^ Parkinson, Rhpnda (2003). The Everything Chinese Cookbook. Avon, MA: Adams Media. p. 63. ISBN 9781580629546.
  6. ^ Parker-Pope, Tara (March 15, 2016). "Soup Up Your Spinach". The New York Times. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Savory Cream of Spinach Soup". Mother Nature Network. December 5, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Agarwal, S. (2014). Unjunked: Healthy eating for weight loss. Jaico Publishing House. p. 76. ISBN 978-81-8495-566-8.
  9. ^ Kamal, Farah S (February 23, 2011). "Deliciously healthy spinach soup". The Express Tribune. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "The Palak Soup Recipe | An Enemy Of Cancer [Not Kidding]". Healthy Soup Recipes. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  11. ^ Child, Julia (2012). Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. pt58. ISBN 978-0-307-95818-1.
  12. ^ Molokhovets, E.; Toomre, J. (1998). Classic Russian Cooking: Elena Molokhovets' a Gift to Young Housewives. Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies. Indiana University Press. p. 589. ISBN 978-0-253-21210-8.
  13. ^ Chase, A. (1959). Nutrition for Health. Comet Press. p. 325.
  14. ^ Soup. DK Publishing. 2009. p. 124. ISBN 978-0-7566-6549-4.

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