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“Popeye” Spinach Tomato Soup Recipe

“Popeye” Spinach Tomato Soup Recipe

January is National Soup Month, and no, I don’t know by whose decree…but this cold month seems like an appropriate time to be making soup!

We eat soup about once a week – more if I’m short on ideas! .

I used to be a big fan of the mmmm-good tomato soup. But several years ago, I realized it uses high fructose corn syrup, so I had to cease and desist as we moved to a clean eating diet!

Alas, gone were the cozy Sunday nights of tomato soup and grilled cheese. And I never tried to make my own tomato soup! Until now!

tomato spinach soup recipe

Today’s recipe was adapted mostly from Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean cookbook, and also from a lot of frantic texts to my sister about why my soup didn’t taste tomato-y enough! (Turns out – I went a little too crazy on the added veggies!).

And then… I decided to add spinach and navy beans in honor of Popeye, lover of spinach! Just for fun! And I caught myself singing, “I’m Popeye the Sailor Man!” much to the confusion of my son!

Here’s how to make this hearty tomato soup yourself:

Spinach Tomato Soup Recipe

tomato spinach soup recipeA hearty homemade tomato soup adapted from Tosca Reno’s Clean Eating Cookbook. Add spinach and navy beans for a little cartoon character fun!
Ingredients
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato juice
  • 2 T. tomato paste
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 small celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (because I had some leftover from making baby food in the freezer and needed to get rid of it!)
  • 1 small onion (I used a handful of Cippolini I had on hand), chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2 chicken bouillion cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh spinach
  • 1 can navy beans, drained and rinsed
Instructions
  1. Saute carrots, celery, onions, and garlic in olive oil for about five minutes.
  2. Tomatoes, juice, paste, chicken broth and boullion.
  3. Cook through until carrots are softened.
  4. Puree. Add mashed sweet potatoes (or if you have uncooked sweet potatoes, add them in the first step).
  5. Add more broth if too thick.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

To serve: place a small handful of spinach leaves in the bottom of bowl. Ladle in piping hot tomato soup. Top with a heaping spoon of navy beans. Allow to sit a moment for the spinach leaves to wilt. Enjoy!

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Tuesday 28th of January 2014

[…] Did you know January is National Soup Month? I bet you’re not surprised though – cold days and long dark nights definitely call for a steaming hot cup of soup to cheer the soul! We eat soup about once a week during fall and winter. I just tried my hand at homemade tomato soup! […]

Spicy Ginger Pork Noodle Soup Recipe - Maggie Bags

Tuesday 28th of January 2014

[…] Did you know January is National Soup Month? I bet you’re not surprised though – cold days and long dark nights definitely call for a steaming hot cup of soup to cheer the soul! We eat soup about once a week during fall and winter. I just tried my hand at homemade tomato soup! […]

Courtney

Monday 20th of January 2014

I am not a tomato person but I do eat them in things and when I have to, etc. We read the tomato book for homeschool a couple of weeks ago so I made sure we had tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch. It was Trader Joes in a can and it was GOOD. Though I know yours is probably better...but if you needed quick and easy. I pinned this because hopefully I'll grow some tomoatoes this year and make it.

Courtney

Monday 20th of January 2014

I am not a tomato person but I do eat them in things and when I have to, etc. We read the tomato book for homeschool a couple of weeks ago so I made sure we had tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch. It was Trader Joes in a can and it was GOOD. Though I know yours is probably better...but if you needed quick and easy. I pinned this because hopefully I'll grow some tomoatoes this year and make it.

Trisha W.

Friday 17th of January 2014

Julie, are the six servings meal sized servings or more of a side dish sized serving?

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