Zucchini and Swiss Chard Soup

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Zucchini and Swiss Chard Soup
Phoebe Lapine

A recipe from Feed Me Phoebe, this soup is often dubbed "green goddess soup," which is demonstrative in its vibrant green beauty and all of the wonderful things it does for your health, too. 

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Ready in
15 m
4
Servings
129
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, steams and leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, picked and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 zucchini

Directions

In a medium Dutch oven, bring the stock to a boil over high heat. Add the chard stalks and simmer for 4 minutes, or until they start becoming tender. Add the chard leaves, zucchini, and salt. Replace lid and simmer for another 4 minutes or so. When the vegetables are beginning to soften, but are not completely cooked through, add the cilantro and cook for an additional minute (you just want the herbs to wilt slightly).

Remove greens from pot, and set cooking liquids aside for another use. Blend the greens in a food processor or blender, adding some of the liquids as necessary to obtain your desired texture.

Add the lemon, cayenne, and taste for seasoning.

Zucchini Shopping Tip

Buy zucchini that is intact and has glossy skin. Avoid zucchini with brown or soft spots.

Zucchini Cooking Tip

Zucchini has a very high water content, lightly salt your zucchini prior to cooking so your dish does not become to watery.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
5%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4.5%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Protein
10g
19%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
395µg
44%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22.1%
Vitamin C
59mg
98%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
976µg
100%
Calcium
90mg
9%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
58µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
58µg
15%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
122mg
31%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
24%
Phosphorus
160mg
23%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
1001mg
29%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
24.5%
Sodium
888mg
37%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.2%
Zinc
1mg
7%

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