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    Syrian-Style Lentil and Chard Soup

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    50 mins

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    One Happy Woman's Note:

    We grow our chard year-round in the fog where we live and this is one of our favorite ways to prepare it. This is vegan-friendly. You can adjust the ingredients according to taste and what's on hand. Do use the nutritional yeast (or substitute vegetable broth) for a richer taste. For color, you could add diced carrots and cook them with the chard.

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    Serves: 6


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    1. 1
      Sort and wash the lentils and cook in the water or vegetable broth with the spices and the nutritional yeast, if you choose that option.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, chop the onions, garlic and chard and saute in the olive oil, briefly, then cover and turn heat to low to steam the chard.
    3. 3
      When the lentils are nearly done, add the chard/onion mixture, cover and simmer until lentils are soft. Adjust the amount of water as needed.
    4. 4
      Add salt to taste.
    5. 5
      With a stick blender or in a food processor blend the soup partially.
    6. 6
      Finish with lemon/lime juice to taste. Do not add the juice until the lentils are completely cooked.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 07, 2013


      This is really good & really easy. I'm a huge fan of swiss chard which was looking really great this week plus I had 2c Le Puy lentils that needed using. The rest of the family ate & enjoyed but no overwhelming cheers. I think I'd cut back on the lemon juice next time, it was a bit too tangy. I kept the chard with a wee bit of crunch left & it was perfect. Enjoyed on the 1st day without running the a/c at all. Made for ZWT9 Family Picks, Mike & the Appliance Killers.**NO I DIDN'T, LOL. I made it for A Taste of Syria 9/13!!!

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    • on August 09, 2009


      HOLY COW. This was absolutely *fantastic*! So fresh-tasting and rich. The lemon gives it a great tang, and even my two year old ate without complaint. I considered halving the recipe, since it's only my daughter and I eating, but I'm glad I didn't! What a fabulous way to use the chard I bought (on a whim) at the farmer's market. I used canned lentils for this, which also made it a super quick recipe. When I reheat the leftovers tomorrow I will add the carrots. Thank you so much for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Syrian-Style Lentil and Chard Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (319 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 116.6
    Calories from Fat 48
    Total Fat 5.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 13.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 6.0 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    chard leaves

    lemon pepper

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