Green pepper, basil and diced tomatoes are simmered with garlic and bouillon, then combined with spinach in this easy soup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook bell pepper, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes, water, basil, bouillon and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

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  • Stir in spinach and cook 5 to 7 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 8g 3% DV; fat 1.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 177mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Great example to illustrate how using the very best ingredients will yield the very best results - fresh tomato sauce if available, (in my case I used tomato sauce I had put up from my garden), chicken broth rather than chicken bouillon and water, and fresh baby spinach (considerably less than the 10 ozs. called for). I also added the fresh basil last, NOT cooking it in the simmering stage for 10 minutes. As written this is a 3-star recipe, but with these simple changes it is a 5-star soup, one that Hubs compares to a memorable soup we enjoyed at "Purple Cafe and Wine Bar," in downtown Seattle. (Rating this 3 stars might have discouraged others from trying this easily improved soup) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2003
WAY to much spinach - not enough liquid. Nobody believed it was a soup - it was more like a spinach veggie dish. Read More
(14)
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Great example to illustrate how using the very best ingredients will yield the very best results - fresh tomato sauce if available, (in my case I used tomato sauce I had put up from my garden), chicken broth rather than chicken bouillon and water, and fresh baby spinach (considerably less than the 10 ozs. called for). I also added the fresh basil last, NOT cooking it in the simmering stage for 10 minutes. As written this is a 3-star recipe, but with these simple changes it is a 5-star soup, one that Hubs compares to a memorable soup we enjoyed at "Purple Cafe and Wine Bar," in downtown Seattle. (Rating this 3 stars might have discouraged others from trying this easily improved soup) Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2008
I don't care to use the bouillon cubes/granules because of the sodium, so I added some vegetable stock instead of the granules and water..Sprinkle w/ grated parmesean cheese right before serving...Also good with adding some thin sliced fresh mushrooms. Read More
(43)
Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2003
Really good and flavorful. I think there is TOO MUCH spinach in the recipe as it stands. My recommendation is HALF of a box instead of a whole, maybe even less. A great source of vitamins, good appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2004
I loved this! I followed the recipe exactly and unlike most other reviewers found the amount of spinach to be just fine but I'm a big spinach fan anyway. Overall very flavorful and filling something I'll absolutely make again. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
I JUST finished making this...and even the kids loved it! The aroma is sensational as it is simmering made my mouth water in anticipation... Instead of using water and bouillon cubes...I used chicken broth and I added mushrooms when I was sauteeing the onion/bell pepper/garlic. Heavenly! I love this and will be making it again. Next time I will double it as it was such a hit! P.S. I did NOT drain my tomatoes before adding them the liquid added extra flavor to the dish...and I used the amount of spinach the recipe calls for. I found it a quite nice consistency for a soup! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2004
This was close to a soup we had at a 5 star hotel. All it needed was soom cooked pasta shells and it would be identical. AWSOME Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2005
I had to make a substitution for the green peppers since I didn't have any and instead used a small can of chopped green chilies which gave it some kick! Tasted great will definately make again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2006
Original recipe a bit bland. Added 1 cup of red wine 1 tbs Worchester & 1 tsp mixed salts. Simmered for 20 min or so Bingo! Very good. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2003
WAY to much spinach - not enough liquid. Nobody believed it was a soup - it was more like a spinach veggie dish. Read More
(14)
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