Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup with Grilled Scallions
This green chilled soup blends spinach and chives with tangy yogurt.
Yield: serves 4
- 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 4 oz. (about 2 slices) dark rye bread, pulsed into coarse crumbs in a food processor
- 2 cups packed baby spinach
- 3⁄4 cup roughly chopped chives, plus 2 tbsp. minced
- 1⁄2 cup ice cubes
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 1⁄2 cups plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
- 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 18 scallions, trimmed and halved lengthwise
- 3 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 (2-oz.) piece fresh horseradish, peeled
- Melt butter in a 12" skillet over medium. Cook bread crumbs until crisp, 4–5 minutes; transfer to paper towels to drain. Purée the spinach, roughly chopped chives, ice cubes, salt, pepper, and 2 cups water in a blender until smooth; strain sauce through a fine-mesh sieve into bowl and stir in yogurt. In a separate bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold in yogurt mixture. Chill soup until ready to serve.
- Heat a charcoal grill or set a gas grill to medium-high. (Alternatively, heat oven broiler.) Toss scallions with oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet; grill, turning as needed, until slightly charred, 1–2 minutes. To serve, divide soup between bowls. Garnish with reserved bread crumbs and minced chives; top with grilled scallions and grate horseradish over the top.