Friday, March 8, 2013

Green Soup with Sweet Potato

Adapted from Purple Dragon Organic Produce Co-op Facebook Page

  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • 1 large onions chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard, leaves coarsely chopped, stems chopped separately
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and medium diced
  • 2 medium carrots,scrubbed and medium diced
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt

  • Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat
  • Add onions with some salt and cook until the onions brown slightly, stirring frequently.
  • Reduce heat and add garlic, thyme, chard stems, carrots and sweet potatoes with more salt and cook, covered, for 5-10 minutes or until the carrots are slightly soft
  • Add water and bouillon cubes, bring to boil, stir in chopped Swiss chard leaves
  • Boil for 15 minutes.
  • Lower heat and cook for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Turn off heat and partially blend with an immersion blender to thicken soup

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