5 Step Swiss Chard White Bean Soup

by Angie Stewart Goka June 05, 2016

5 Step Swiss Chard White Bean Soup

This has been one of our most popular recipes on the Road to Awesome plan. You will soon find out why. It is delicious, satisfying and indulgent in both taste and health. It tastes so good you won't believe how good it is for you!

The recipe below is what I made with my Good Life Organics delivery of fresher than fresh Swiss chard. I even had enough Swiss chard leftover to make my new favorite Meatless Meatballs with Swiss chard from kale lovin' Kate, of She be Kale in it. If you have not experienced this gal's plant based creations and good vibes, it is time you did! 

Without further ado...

Swiss Chard Soup

Swiss Chard White Bean Soup

serves: 4-6 (freezes well)
prep: 10 minutes
cook: 35 minutes


INGREDIENTS:

1 Tb olive oil or water (for sautéing)
2 yellow onions, medium, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bunch red or rainbow Swiss chard, thick stems removed,
leaves cut into thin julienne strips
6 cups vegetable broth
2 cans of Cannellini beans (~15 oz each)
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 Tb finely chopped fresh basil (optional)
1.5 cups of whole wheat capellini (angel hair pasta) broken into thirds, cooked and drained
Salt and pepper to taste


DRIECTIONS:

1. In a large pot over medium heat, warm the olive oil or just use water. Add the onions and sauté, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the carrots and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and half the Swiss chard and sauté until wilted, about 2 minutes.
3. Add the broth, beans, tomatoes, basil and bring to a boil, partially covered. Simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
4. Using a hand-held blender or counter blender, puree the soup in batches, leaving some texture, and return the soup to the pot. Set over medium heat and add the pasta and remaining chard. Cook until the chard is wilted about 3 minutes.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste + ladle the soup into bowls.

 




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