It seems like every recipe I read in Eating Well looks phenomenal. I love the focus on fresh vegetables and avoidance of processed convenience foods. And the articles are intelligently written and based on real research! There's no celebrity chef crap or fluffy little articles.
The recipe says it makes about 8 cups, but I got closer to twelve. Not sure how that happened... But I'm happy to have lots of this soup for my lunches this week!
The base of the soup is caramelized onions, potato, broth and over a pound of spinach. In case you didn't know, a pound of spinach looks like a ton.
Just look at all this spinach!
This looks a little bit weird, but when I poured the pureed cashews & soaking liquid into the soup, I knew this soup was going to be amazing. Once pureed, it's velvety creamy & smooth, with a bright spinach-y flavor. The only down-side to this soup is that it's not very filling. I'm going to pack some crackers and fruit along with it...and maybe something else I've been baking up.