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Hearty Spinach Soup with Beets and Potatoes

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

This soup is equally good hot or cold, depending on what the weather calls for! And these days, who knows!


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 russet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 beets (about 1 pound) peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
  • 4 sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley


    1. Place the butter in a large stockpot and melt over medium-high heat.
    2. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
    3. Add the spinach and paprika and sauté for about 1 minute until the spinach is wilted.
    4. Add the stock, potatoes, beets and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
    5. Reduce the heat to a light simmer and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes and beets are tender.
    6. Transfer the soup to a food processor in batches and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and garnish with the sour cream and a parsley sprig.
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2 Responses to Hearty Spinach Soup with Beets and Potatoes

  • Susan Lee-Miller

    I made the Hearty Spinach Soup w/ Beet & Potatoes which tasted good but my version is decidedly beet red and not spinach green which is shown in the picture. What did I do differently from the intended recipe?

  • Fit Staff

    You didn’t do anything wrong, somehow we had the wrong picture up. We have two spinach soup recipes and I got them confused. This one is supposed to be red, because the beets takeover (as you know). But, more importantly, we’d love to know what you thought of the recipe :) was it delicious?

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