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Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup
© William Meppem

Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

  • ACTIVE: 30 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 10 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 6
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  1. 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 4 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  4. Salt
  5. 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving (optional)
  6. 1 large onion, finely chopped
  7. Pinch of crushed red pepper
  8. 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  9. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  10. 1 bunch green Swiss chard (1 1/4 pounds), ribs removed and reserved for another use, leaves coarsely chopped
  11. 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  12. Freshly ground pepper
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the lentils with the water, stock and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and bring to a boil. Cover partially and cook over moderately low heat until the lentils are barely tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, crushed pepper and a pinch of salt and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is lightly browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cilantro and cook for 1 minute. Gradually add the chard leaves and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chard to the lentils, cover partially, and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup into bowls, season with pepper and olive oil and serve.
Notes ONE SERVING: 231 calories, 10.5 gm total fat, 1 gm saturated fat.
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