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Spinach Curry Soup

This spinach curry soup is a tasty way to get your greens for the day. Loaded with just a few ingredients, this soup is thick, creamy, and vegan.

vegan spinach curry soup with coconut milk

This spinach curry soup leaves me almost speechless… almost!

This is so good. The last time I made this, my daughter and I polished our bowls clean! What we couldn’t lick off, we sopped up with roti. My daughter and I love this spinach curry soup because it is:
• So tasty,
• So flavorful, and
• So healthy!

ingredients to make spinach curry soup

What are the ingredients to make this Spinach Curry Soup?

To make this spinach curry soup, you need only 10 ingredients. And, in order of usage, those ten, pantry-staple ingredients are:

  1. Onions,
  2. Ginger,
  3. Garlic,
  4. Coriander,
  5. Smoked paprika,
  6. Turmeric,
  7. Cilantro,
  8. Frozen Spinach, &
  9. Jalapeños 

I used frozen spinach for this recipe because I always have a few bags of it hanging out in my freezer. For me, 3 or 4 packages of frozen spinach are a much more budget friendly option than the same amount of fresh spinach. Add to that, frozen spinach lasts so much longer than fresh spinach does.

Making spinach hash for spinach soup

Easy steps to make this soup:

After I gathered and prepped all the ingredients together for this recipe, I sautéed the onions first then dropped in the garlic, ginger, and spices just until their flavors jived and jammed and perfumed the whole downstairs. 

Then I added in the frozen spinach and let it cook until it was warned through, stirring it often so nothing was singed. 

At this point, this spinach curry soup looks more like a spinach hash ~ and, it looks downright drab. Just a big, sloppy mess parked in a pan!

But, add this big sloppy mess into a blender (with a jalapeño and some vegetable stock), and magic happens! This mess is turned into a ultra thick and creamy soup.

Delicious creamy thick spinach curry soup

This recipe for spinach curry soup is very similar to this recipe for Spinach Curry Sauce. The main difference being this soup does not contain any celery and the ratio of spices and vegetable stock are different. 

This soup is one heck of a tasty and easy way to give your immunity a boost! Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C, & K, as well as magnesium, iron and manganese. I mean, even Popeye swore by it!

Delicious creamy vegan spinach curry soup with coconut milk

By the way, being on the subject of Popeye, I recently happened on this article that talked about how Popeye’s spinach eating ways was all because of a mistaken calculation.

Apparently back in 1870, Erich von Wolf, a German chemist, was researching the amount of iron within spinach and other green veggies. When he was transcribing his findings, he erroneously misplaced a decimal point. Instead of stating that there was 3.5 milligrams of iron in a 100-gram serving of spinach, Wolf wrote down 35 milligrams – which would have been the equivalent of eating a small piece of a paper clip!

When Popeye was created around this time, studio executives suggested that spinach be his anti-Kryptonite of sorts. This error was corrected in 1937, when someone rechecked the numbers – but, I still think of Popeye every time spinach is on my menu!

Delicious spinach curry soup with coconut milk

Getting back to this curried spinach soup, I like to stir in a bit of coconut milk to thin this out a bit. Then I top it with some sliced fresh jalapeños, more cilantro, and (because I am a glutton for all things spicy), a few more red chili flakes. 

Spoonful of spinach curry soup with coconut milk

When I made this spinach curry soup, my daughter added her spin to this recipe for coconut roti. She added in a few pinches of zataar and turmeric into the recipe and wow! The resulting Sri Lankan/African fusion roti is my favorite now!

vegan spinach curry soup with coconut milk

Spinach Curry Soup

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This spinach curry soup is a tasty way to get your greens for the day. Loaded with just a few ingredients, this soup is thick, creamy, and vegan. With less than 200 calories, this soup is meant to be enjoyed with a side of bread or chicken or salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1 inch piece of ginger - or 2 tsps grated fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 16 oz bag of frozen spinach - thawed
  • 1 jalapeno
  • OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup coconut milk, chili flakes, sliced fresh jalapeno

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice onions and add to a pan with oil and turn heat onto medium. Sauté onions, stirring often for about 10 minutes.
  2. While onions are sautéing, peel the ginger and garlic cloves and dice them roughly. Also clean the cilantro and chop it up roughly.
  3. Add ginger and garlic to the pan with the onions and sauté for about 5 more minutes. Stirring often.
  4. Then add in the coriander, smoked paprika, cumin, turmeric, cilantro and mix well.
  5. Then add in the frozen spinach and jalapeno and cook about 5 more minutes.
  6. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  7. Enjoy as is or add in 1/4 cup coconut milk to thin it.
  8. Also, can be garnished with chili flakes and sliced jalapenos.
  9. Dig in!
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 0mgSodium 119mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 7gSugar 3gProtein 6g

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Wow, the color of this soup is amazing! I do love healthy soups as (1) they warm me up and (2) they let me eat a dessert or bread without feeling too guilty. I'm putting this one on the agenda for sure! And what an interesting factoid about Popeye. I had no idea - but it explains why Popeye is so strong, I guess. Haha!

Dawn - Girl Heart Food

Thursday 8th of October 2020

We always have spinach on hand and love curry so I know this soup would be a hit in our home. Plus, how pretty is the colour? So vibrant! Love to have a big bowl for lunch today to warm me up. Have a great weekend ahead! XOXO

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Thursday 8th of October 2020

The soup looks absolutely stunning and wow it is Vegan.

Sadia Malik

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Such a different recipe for a spinach soup and it definitely looks thick and creamy