Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup With Lemon Juice

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash the strips of Swiss Chard; drain.
  • In a large saucepan put the lentils and about 9 cups of water, place on high heat. Bring
  • to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and add the Swiss Chard. Cover and boil gently for 15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Continue cooking covered for another 45 minutes until the lentils are tender.
  • Slowly incorporate the lemon juice, season with salt and pepper; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, serve at room temperature.
  • In the winter I tend to add potatoes to this soup, making it more hearty. This soup is nice and tart.
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