I left out the swiss chard entirely and loved this recipe. Excellent soup for a cool evening or, if you're like me, nursing a cold.
This is just great. Maybe I used a little more vegetables than I was supposed to, but the full recipe needs a huuuuuuuuge pot to fit comfortably. The gallon pot I used was almost overflowing... Anyway, it tastes amazing - the lentils give it real body. Mine ended up quite stew-like. Wish I could have found sodium-free veg stock, though... I used regular and omitted the salt instead.