Add to GuideAsk a Question

Italian Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup Recipe

Category Bean
A lentil and chard soup is a vegetarian soup that is so delicious you will want to make it again and again. This is a guide about Italian lentil and Swiss chard soup recipe.
Ad

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

October 3, 2013

This was a very easy and hearty soup, perfect for a cold and rainy fall evening.

Total Time: approximately 2 hours

Yield: 8

Source: I adapted my friend Lisa's basic recipe for lentils.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce or 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 qt vegetable broth
  • salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped

This recipe used what I had on hand. You could substitute or leave out pretty much any of these ingredients to suit your family's taste. I often make a similar soup with noodles instead of lentils and call it Spaghetti Soup.

Ad

Steps:

  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy bottomed pot, over medium heat. Add onions, then garlic. Cook until slightly softened.
  2. Add lentils and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add celery and stir, then add mushrooms after a minute or two, then carrots. Allow to cook off the excess moisture for a few minutes. Add in spaghetti sauce, vegetable broth and seasonings.
  3. Increase heat to bring soup to just a boil, then turn to low and simmer until lentils are cooked. I cooked my soup for about two hours on low but I'm sure it would have been ready sooner.
  4. Add more water to give the soup the right consistency. Just before serving, check seasonings and make adjustments as necessary. Add Swiss chard and cook for about 5 more minutes before serving.

Cheese would have been a wonderful garnish to this soup. I served it with a green salad but it would have been nice to have bread too.

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 3
Related Content
In These Guides
Categories
Food and Recipes Recipes Soups BeanMarch 22, 2017
Guides
More
🐛
Pest Control
📓
Back to School Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2018 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by ThriftyFun.

Generated 2018/08/15 07:32:56 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!