07 December 2008

Spinach, Pear & Blue Cheese Soup
































This is a really green tasting soup, if you know what I mean. It must be the vast quantities of spinach I added to it.


Spinach, Pear & Blue Cheese Soup

1 tbsp olive oil
1 large bag of spinach
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 medium potatoes, chopped
1 pear, chopped
1 pint vegetable stock
100g danish blue cheese
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
a grating of fresh nutmeg
salt & pepper
cayenne pepper and fresh herbs to serve (I added basil, as it is my favourite)


























































Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil, until tender. Add the potatoes and cook for a few minutes, then add the spinach and leave to wilt, before adding the pear.

Pour in the stock and cook, covered for 30 minutes.

Crumble in the blue cheese and stir until melted.

Flavour the soup with the worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Adjust the seasoning until the soup tastes just right for you, then blend until smooth.

Serve topped with some fresh herbs and a sprinkling on cayenne pepper.

Serves 4-6

21 comments:

  1. I love spinach and blue cheese combo. Pear sounds pretty interesting, Will have to give this a try. Hubby away on Business in Edinburgh this coming week so maybe while he's away - he has an aversion to spinach for some reason!!

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  2. Spinach and blue cheese - luv'em but never thought to translate the combo into a soup! You are crafty.

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  3. Ha, ha ! Yes, I know exactly what you mean about a soup tasting very 'green'. You can almost feel it doing you good, I think. I love the combination with blue cheese. Lovely.

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  4. Hey Beth, hope he is not away for too long! If you are trying the soup, I was thinking it would be good with a bite of chilli flavour.

    Hi Peter, I quite often use what I have around the kitchen, if I don't have a plan and I am now thinking these flavours would be good in a salad too.

    Hi Antonia, it has to be good for you!

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  5. I would never imagine this combination of ingredients, but I think it would be great! Looks beautiful, too--that's the green I've been missing over here in our snow-covered landscape!

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  6. Our snow has melted now Ricki, but it is still cold here. Just the right time for soup.

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  7. green tasting soup sounds good to me - am sure that all that spinach would help to ease the richness of the soup as well as tasting great! And it looks like a good winter warmer

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  8. Such a lovely winter soup Holler. An interesting and satisfying combination!

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  9. Sounds like a lovely combination providing all the vital elements - salty, sweet, and greeny goodness!

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  10. This soup would make me so happy.... I would be able to use my immersion blender to create this velvety smooth soup.

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  11. It's like me, I will cook it at weekend!

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  12. Good one, Holler. looks to me like it good be a hot or cold soup.

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  13. Good one, Holler. looks to me like it good be a hot or cold soup.

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  14. Loved the combination of spinach and blue cheese,looks so creamy and delicious !

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  15. Sounds yummy! It's definitely soup weather over here now... will put this on my list to try! :)

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  16. Mmm never had anything like this but sounds really good and anything involving blue cheese counts me in! :)

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  17. Green is good. And I'll bet the pear adds nice texture to this. Very nice.

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  18. Hi Johanna, it is a good winter soup. Very calming.

    Thanks Lisa and CC :)

    A blender is a good idea Val. I usually like a soup with a bit of texture to it, but this soup benefits from being blended.

    I am glad you like it Mary :)

    I never thought of eating it cold Joan, but actually, I think it would be rather good!

    Thanks Usha :)

    Hi Jenny, nice to hear from you. I hope you are well :)

    I am a lover of blue cheese too Anne, but I am afraid I am alone in that love, well in this household anyway!

    Hi Lo, the pear is good in the soup, I may even put more in next time.

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  19. This soup sounds great! What a nice colour.

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  20. Here's another variation of Spinach and Blue Cheese Soup

    However, I liked yours better!

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