You have to try this soup! Rustic Spinach and Cornmeal. So easy, so amazing. It's from the October 2010 Bon Appetit. I served it to 9 one night during the Thanksgiving holiday. We had a Caprese Salad (Tomato and Mozzarella) and hearty Triscuit crackers on the side. Loved, loved, loved.
This soup isn't vegan because of the butter. I suspect you could opt it out. But the flavor really comes through and is so good. I used cornmeal because that's what I had on hand. It takes a lot of cornmeal, but again, it's so worth it. There were just a few lumps in the soup, and I wonder if I didn't stir it well enough or if the polenta would be better. It really didn't matter that much. The other change I made was that I used a vegetarian chicken powder to make a broth. It's called McKay's Instant Chicken Seasoning. I liked that the yellow color kept the soup yellow. A vegetable broth would have darkened it.
Cost to Make?
$4 for most of a container of Organic Spinach from Costco and another $2 for the cornmeal makes the base price for this soup pretty decent--especially when feeding a crowd. $2 for Triscuits. $1 for garlic powder and the rest of the soup ingredients and you can have your entree to feed 9 for about $9. How cool is that?
I have the recipe in my magazine, but lucky for you, Bon Appetit posted it on line. Get the recipe here.