Lemony Lentil Chard Soup

"From Fit Yoga, February 2009. This was delicious and very flavorful. I used the zucchini, and all vegetable broth instead of water. Serve warm, not hot, to better enjoy the lemon."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
Ingredients:
16
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place the water and lentils in a 5 quart pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the leek and sauté for a few minutes until it begins to brown. Add the eggplant and 1/2 tsp of salt and sauté for a few minutes, until eggplant begins to soften. Add tomato and cook for a few more minutes, until vegetables become saucy.
  • Once lentils are just tender, add the saucy veggies, remaining salt, chard or spinach, zaatar, paprika, cumin, bouillon cubes, and lemon zest to the pot. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and garlic, ladle into bowls, and serve with lemon slices to garnish.

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Reviews

  1. anozira86
    Delicious! I made with eggplant, spinach, and fresh tomatoes. I didn't have za'atar spice mix so I substituted oregano and thyme. I found I didn't have enough broth to make this a soup, so added broth at the end. Served with a scoop of rice in the bowl. Fabulous and filling dinner!
     
  2. Inklady
    This soup was fantastic! We couldn't stop eating it. I did change a few things. I used chicken broth instead of water, and omitted the bouillon. Chopped onions instead of leeks. 1/2 tsp. garlic salt instead of salt. I added my own chopped tomatoes. I also added 1/2 packet Truvia, to cut the acid. All the flavors melded together, and the lemon juice really brightened up the flavor. Can't believe this is also very healthy. Thank you, yogiclarebear.
     
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  1. Inklady
    This soup was fantastic! We couldn't stop eating it. I did change a few things. I used chicken broth instead of water, and omitted the bouillon. Chopped onions instead of leeks. 1/2 tsp. garlic salt instead of salt. I added my own chopped tomatoes. I also added 1/2 packet Truvia, to cut the acid. All the flavors melded together, and the lemon juice really brightened up the flavor. Can't believe this is also very healthy. Thank you, yogiclarebear.
     

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