Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spinach Bacon Soup

So everyone is talking about 'Going Green' these days to save the environment. Well this recipe is so green you might have your fellow diners, or yourself, doing a double take!

This recipe comes from the book, Gourmet Cooking for Two. This is an old cookbook I picked up at an antique store not too long ago. It is by a Finnish woman named Beatrice Ojakangas.

There are not a lot of ingredients in this but it is tasty. You need some spinach, bacon, onion, milk, salt and pepper. The recipe called for rosemary also, but it just didn't make it into the photo.

Slice up the onion and your prep work is done.

Cook up the bacon and try to keep husbands and dogs out of the kitchen. Good luck with that.

Get the bacon out of the pan and hide it if necessary. Drain out all but one tablespoon of the fat. Reserve half a piece of bacon for garnish.

Throw everything in the pan. Don't freak out, the spinach will reduce down in just a couple of minutes.

Once everything is reduced and softened, it is time to blend it up.

Give it a whirl!

Look at how green that is! Add in the milk until it is your desired thickness and blend until smooth.

Get it back in the pan and check it for seasoning. Add some salt and pepper if needed.

Serve it up with the reserved bacon and admire its green beauty. Then taste it, and you will be amazed how tasty something so simple and so green can be.


  1. Holy crap YUM!!!!

    I love that it's so ridiculously green, that always makes you feel healthier eating it. And the bacon garnish is too cute! I wonder if this would be good with lean turkey bacon?

    I want! =D

  2. this would be wonderful with a couple of hunks fresh made baguette, lightly toasted

  3. Bacon soup!! Mmmmm.... :)
    - Anne

  4. Looks lovely, going to give that a try. Did the husband and dogs give it their approval! E x

  5. How much bacon? It looks great and I'll be trying it soon