Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup With Lemon Juice

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Vegan soup, can be served as hot or at room temp, It's nice and tart, low in fat high in protein.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the strips of Swiss Chard; drain.
  2. In a large saucepan put the lentils and about 9 cups of water, place on high heat. Bring
  3. to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and add the Swiss Chard. Cover and boil gently for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a skillet, add onions. Cook on medium heat until translucent; add the garlic paste and cilantro and cook gently for 3 minutes; transfer to the saucepan and mix well with the softened chard and the lentils.
  5. Continue cooking covered for another 45 minutes until the lentils are tender.
  6. Slowly incorporate the lemon juice, season with salt and pepper; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, serve at room temperature.
  8. In the winter I tend to add potatoes to this soup, making it more hearty. This soup is nice and tart.
Most Helpful

Absolutely perfect, although I do make it with half the amount of lemon juice (perhaps I use larger lemons). It works also with brown lentils (I prefer it this way). I like adding the zest of the lemon to it also, and, like the previous reviewer, I prefer adding cilantro at the end.

Anya August 07, 2009

This was the soup that I posted when this site was called for finding my recipe again..

ruzu November 19, 2010