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.
- 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
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.