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Advance preparation: You can make this through Step 3 up to a day ahead. You might want to hold off adding the spinach until you reheat, if you want it to have a nice color. Bring the soup to a simmer and proceed with Step 4.

Nutritional information per serving (6 servings): 259 calories; 7 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 4 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 41 grams carbohydrates; 10 grams dietary fiber; 79 milligrams sodium (does not include salt to taste); 11 grams protein

“A simple peasant soup that is often served with toasted or fried bread doused with vinegar, pine nuts, hard-boiled egg and parsley added at the end, this is a filling and comforting soup that is still suitable for a late spring/early summer meal.”

serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sweet paprika
  • dry white wine
  • Salt to taste
  • saffron
  • Freshly ground pepper

NUTRITION ESTIMATE Per Serving (a generous 1 cup), without/with anchovies: 223/227 Calories; 7g Tot Fat; 3g Sat Fat; 12/14mg Cholesterol; 596/670mg Sodium; 32g Carb; 7g Fiber; 6g Sugar; 9g Protein.

WEIGHT WATCHERS Old Points 4, PointsPlus 6
Baby spinach is too tender for cooking, better to use “curly” spinach. It does require careful washing to remove all the grit from growing.
I like the idea of this for a hearty breakfast. Before adding the feta, scoop out four wells in the tomato mixture and slip an egg into each one. Place in a 200F oven until the eggs are almost cooked to the desired doneness. Top with feta and return to the oven for a last minute or two.

serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • olive oil
  • tomato paste
  • red pepper flakes
  • diced tomatoes
  • water