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Spinach soup recipe for the holidays

Healthy alternative to fat-filled creamy favorite
/ Source: The Associated Press

Spinach Soup for the holidays, from Miami caterer Barton G.:

Ingredients:3 bags fresh spinach2 tsp olive oil2 cups diced leeks3 cups chicken stock1 cup soy milk (or 2 percent milk)½ tsp saltpinch black pepper

For garnish (each bowl):3 pcs golden beets3 pcs red beetschivescrème fraiche

Sauté spinach and leeks in olive oil until spinach is wilted but still bright green (about 3 minutes). Add chicken stock and simmer. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.

Transfer soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Return to pan. Stir in soy milk, salt and pepper and heat through.

To serve: Line the inside edge of each bowl with alternating red and golden beet slices. Ladle in soup. Top with crème fraiche and chives.