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.