Lentil Soup With Swiss Chard

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I purchased swiss chard the other day and was looking for something to do with it. I stumbled upon a recipe which I promptly revamped. This has a little "kick" provided by the cayenne pepper. The kick can be enhanced by serving jalapeno pepper sauce on the side. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in a 5 to 6 quart crockpot, stir, and cook for 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low.
  2. Lentils and other vegetables should be cooked but not overly soft.
  3. Remove bay leaves, stir and serve with fresh baked cornbread and jalapeno pepper sauce on the side.
Most Helpful

This is really good & relatively quick. I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of the tomato paste because I prefer brothier soups. It was still pretty stewy with all the veggies. Tasted nice & healthy. :)

Elmotoo November 04, 2005

This is a very flavorful soup, and very easy to put together. I got started too late to use a crockpot, but it was easy to adapt to the stovetop. I used about 2 T. olive oil and sauteed the onion, carrots, garlic, and potato until soft. Then I added the spices and seasonings, the tomatoes, the chard, and the lentils. I combined that well and added the vegetable broth, brought it to a boil, then simmered for 1-1/2 hours. This is a very hearty and filling soup. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT7.

JackieOhNo! May 30, 2011

We have discovered my slow cooker is a lemon and after hours on high we had to put in a pot and cook on the stove. Used a mixture of red and green lentils, 1 lb swiss chard, 2 white potatoes, 12 cups pork broth and dried herbs.

karen in tbay September 30, 2009