Creamy Spinach Feta Soup with Pine Nuts
 
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery heart stalks, chopped
  • 4 cups Cauliflower florets
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 pound fresh spinach leaves
  • 6 tablespoons raw pine nuts, divided
  • A few dashes Worcestershire sauce (substitute soy sauce for vegetarian version)
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • pomegranate seeds, optional
Directions
  1. In a large pot, sauté garlic, onions and celery in olive oil until fragrant, about 4-5 minutes. Add wine, stock and cauliflower. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until tender, about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, toast 3 tablespoons pine nuts in dry pan or in toaster oven at 325 degrees for 5-7 minutes; reserve.
  2. Add spinach to cauliflower and cook until just wilted, a few minutes. Place in blender with 3 tablespoons raw pine nuts and purée. You may need to do this in two ore more batches. Pour into soup bowls and garnish with feta cheese and toasted pine nuts. Sprinkle some pomegranate seeds on top for a festive look.
Notes
Adapted from New England Soup Factory Cookbook.
Recipe by Jeanette's Healthy Living at http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com/creamy-spinach-feta-soup-with-pine-nuts/