Hearty Greens Soup

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Hearty Greens Soup
Whole Foods Market

Use all manner of kale, chard or other hearty greens in this filling cold weather soup. Look for Parmigiano Reggiano rinds, ideal for flavoring soups and stews, in the specialty cheese department.

6
Servings
229
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 plum tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard (about 3/4 pound), roughly chopped
  • 1/2 bunch escarole (about 1/2 pound), stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Pound dried bowtie (farfalle) pasta
  • 1 3-inch Parmigiano-Reggiano rind, plus grated Parmigiano Reggiano for garnish
  • 1/4 Pound baby spinach

Directions

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, bay leaf, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until most of the liquid is released and absorbed, about 5 minutes more. Add carrots and 8 cups water and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.

Stir in chard, escarole, pasta and Parmigiano-Reggiano rind. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until broth is flavorful and greens and pasta are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in spinach and season with salt and pepper.

Remove and discard bay leaf and cheese rind from soup then ladle into bowls, garnish with grated cheese and serve.

Greens Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Greens Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Protein
8g
16%
Carbs
39g
13%
Vitamin A
450µg
50%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.3%
Vitamin C
32mg
53%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
572µg
100%
Calcium
84mg
8%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
79µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
79µg
20%
Iron
2mg
14%
Magnesium
95mg
24%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
142mg
20%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
690mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.7%
Sodium
553mg
23%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.1%
Zinc
1mg
7%

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