White Bean Soup With Swiss Chard

White Bean Soup With Swiss Chard created by karen

This is a nice, healthy, pleasantly spicy and warming stew like soup. This can also be done in a crock pot but will take all day. The cooking time does not reflect the overnight soaking of the beans. This recipe can also be made with spinach but I don't think it would be as good.

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  • Place the beans in a large pot and cover with water. Let them soak overnight.
  • The next day, drain the beans, reserving 2 cups of liquid.
  • In a large pot, heat the oil. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and saute for an additional 3 minutes. Add the chard and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Add the broth, reserved bean liquid, beans, garlic and bay leaf. Partially cover and simmer for 1-2 hours, until beans are tender.
  • Remove bay leaf. Puree half of the soup in a blender. Return to pot with remaining soup. Add salt, pepper and parsley.
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"This is a nice, healthy, pleasantly spicy and warming stew like soup. This can also be done in a crock pot but will take all day. The cooking time does not reflect the overnight soaking of the beans. This recipe can also be made with spinach but I don't think it would be as good."

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  1. JKakes
    This was a good stick-to-the-ribs recipe. It was a little bland for my taste so I added romano cheese and served it with garlic bread.
  2. LilPinkieJ
    This was very good. I love chard and it's so good for you. I have to admit, I used canned beans and used chicken stock for the liquid. Served with biscuits. Thanks! Made and reviewed for Fall 2007 PAC.
  3. karen
    White Bean Soup With Swiss Chard Created by karen
  4. karen
    This was a very tasty soup. I couldn't find the swiss chard, and had spinach that needed to be used up, so I substituted it. I also used canned beans, added additional vegetable broth (homemade) instead of the reserved bean liquid, and used only white onions. I cut the recipe in half, and followed the instructions completely except for adding the parsley before I started simmering since I was used fresh parsley that had been frozen into an ice cube (I didn't both to melt it first). I served it with some dumplings, and am looking forward to another bowl tomorrow!
  5. karen
    This was a very tasty soup. I couldn't find the swiss chard, and had spinach that needed to be used up, so I substituted it. I also used canned beans, added additional vegetable broth (homemade) instead of the reserved bean liquid, and used only white onions. I cut the recipe in half, and followed the instructions completely except for adding the parsley before I started simmering since I was used fresh parsley that had been frozen into an ice cube (I didn't both to melt it first). I served it with some dumplings, and am looking forward to another bowl tomorrow!
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