Spring Onion, Spinach and Pine Nut Soup with Toasted Cumin

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Author Notes: Early spring soups are tops this time of year. Produce is at its peak as far as I'm concerned - so fresh and vibrant, and you have your pick when it comes to freshly picked herbs and sprouts as well. I find that warming spring soups help usher in the longer days, but also soothes when there's a cold chill in the air. Lindsey S. Love | Dolly and Oatmeal

Makes 4 cups

  • 2 cups fresh spinach, washed and stems trimmed
  • 3-4 spring onions, chopped (greens and roots trimmed)
  • 1 medium-sized waxy potato, peeled and sliced into quarters - about 1/4-inch thick
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 cups filtered water (or vegetable stock)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  1. Heat olive oil in a dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Once hot, add onion, potato and cumin; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes - stirring every so often to prevent burning. Add water (or stock) and add salt; stir and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork - about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Add the spinach and toasted pine nuts to the pot and cook for about 6 minutes - until spinach is wilted and a darker shade of green.
  3. Let soup cool. Then transfer to a blender or food processor and puree. Transfer pureed soup back to the soup pot to heat it back up. Divide the soup between 4 bowls and serve.
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