Spinach Soup

Shorbat Sbenagh

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Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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A light soup, healthy and easy to make. Milk and flour are used as the thickening agents, and this method of giving body to otherwise watery dishes is a very ancient one (see Introduction).


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoons


  • In a heavy medium pot, sauté onion in oil until transparent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add flour and stir for a few minutes until flour is fragrant. Slowly pour in milk, stirring all the time, preferably with a wire whisk to prevent lumps.
  • Stir in the chopped spinach, coriander, salt, and pepper. Bring to a quick boil, then let it simmer gently on low heat, cove