I also had the rather sad-looking remains of a tub of baby spinach. It wasn't bad, per se, but it definitely needed to be used quickly.
So what's a hungry girl to do? Make soup, of course! I dreamed this up while walking home from the library with Bug. You can't go wrong with winter squash and spinach, right? This soup was creamy and delicious; the nutritional yeast and peanut butter added (vegan) cheesiness and a slightly nutty flavor that was not in the least bit overpowering (it didn't taste like peanuts at all!).
Curry powder completed the deal. I almost always add curry powder to regular butternut squash soup (trust me, it's amazing!), and it was definitely vital here.
I've made this soup a couple of times now, with several different kinds of winter squash, and it's been delicious every time!
Butternut Spinach Soup
1 c broth or water
2 c cooked butternut squash chunks
4 c spinach
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp peanut butter
½ - 1 tsp curry powder
salt/pepper to taste
Warm broth in a medium pan; add other ingredients and heat until spinach has wilted. Then toss the whole thing in a blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend until smooth. Add curry powder to taste; mine is hot curry powder, so I didn't add that much, but you might want to add more if yours is milder. Taste and add additional curry powder if desired, plus salt and/or pepper to taste.
Serves 2-3. Or 1, if you're feeling particularly gluttonous.
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