I LOVE THIS SOUP! Yup. I have made it a bunch of times over the last two years, but always forget to rate it. No more! I substitute salt free seasoning (Mrs Dash) for the fennel, and normally cut the recipe in half to not have as many leftovers. I cut everything by hand but it's still a pretty fast soup to pull together. Bravo!
With a little tweaking, this recipe was great. I admit the directions were a little weird, but I figured it out. I didn't use a food processor (hate cleaning it), I just chopped everything. I didn't use the stems of the swiss chard and used vegetable broth instead of chicken. I hate fennel, so I used basil instead. I also added veggie "meatballs" for fun. It was great. Next time, I may add an extra 1/2 cup of penne. This was my first time trying swiss chard and it was really good! I will be making this again!
What a fab soup! I feel that my review may be a bit coo-coo b/c I added a few extras- but the original recipe is definitely what got me there. -Honestly, if I didn't add the extras, it would have been just as good! I added: a can of tomato paste, a leftover chicken breast and a left over rib-eye steak~ both thinly sliced. OK, and.... I used a yellow onion, and swirly pasta, b/c that's what I had on hand. Your recipe is FANTASTIC and I will definitely use it again! Thanks for sharing!
This was a good soup. I left out the fennel and used 1/2 tsp dried basil, and 1/4 tsp dried oregano. I used vegetable broth instead of chicken. We all liked it. Thanks for posting.
very easy to make. next time ill make 2xtimes the recipe for frezzer. my type is very bad please forgive. i used 1/2 teaspoon of fennell. i may have had more then 1 lb of schard.???? it was better the next day. i dont have a food prosser, so i used a knife, it came out just fine the ta tst was very good i never had swiss chard before this recipe is a winner all around. you wont be sorry thanks for putting up with my typing
Delicious and Healthy! I chopped everything manually. Turned out well.
This is delicious soup that is easy, quick and versitile. What more could ya ask for?<br/>Thanks!
Wonderful soup. I have made it several times and I am pleased with the results. On variation I tried that made my family happy was adding a little bit of Italian Turkey sausage. Definately not needed but it is a nice touch.
The instructions are written a little strangely, but once you get past that this is very impressive and simple to make. I didn't use a food processor; just chopped everything by hand. Will definitely make again. Thanks!
I"m in a CSA and this was a good way to use this week's bunch of swiss chard. Most of the soup is now in the freezer to enjoy when cooler weather arrives.