Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lentil Soup with Chard

It is definitely soup weather. It has been all week. The temperatures have dropped and it has been raining. Cloudy skies and rain always make me feel like making soup and baking.

I found some beautiful swiss chard a couple of days ago and had a couple of recipes that I had been wanting to try. This was one of them.
It is a basic lentil soup without any meat and with the added nutrition and flavor of some dark greens. Dark greens and lentils pair together really well.
I really like lentils. They are easy to prepare and delicious. Make sure you sort and rinse them well. You don't want any tiny rocks to make it into your soup!

When I chopped my chard, I chopped up the stems and ribs and just added them to the soup. They soften up nicely and have to texture of celery in this soup.
I also used canola oil to cook my onion mixture instead of butter.
We topped ours off with a nice dollop of greek yogurt.

If it is cold and rainy where you are or you are in the mood for soup, give this one a try. It will warm you up.
Have a good weekend!
Recipe for Lentil Soup with Chard

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7 comments:

Barbara said...

My mother passed down a great lentil soup recipe- I never thought of adding chard. Which I love. Thanks for the idea!!

pinkstripes said...

I like lentils. I will try greens, I will try greens. :P

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I adore lentils and I love dark greens, so this looks like the perfect marriage of ingredients into a wonderfully warm and nourishing soup - yum!

Karine said...

Your soup sounds hearty and delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Katie said...

I love lentil soup, its so comforting

Bridgett said...

Oh yum! With the rain here this morning, a bowl of this lentil soup would be perfect to have for lunch. This looks ultimately comforting.

mangocheeks said...

I have come over via a fellow blogggers blog, so that i could have a nose and 'meet you in your kitchen' and I am so glad I did.

This soup looks both light and filling, I have some rainbow chard growing at home, so may just make this for my working week ahead.