Zucchini and Swiss Chard Soup

Zucchini and Swiss Chard Soup
Staff Writer
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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4
Servings
537
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
172mg
57%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
44g
96%
Vitamin A, RAE
59µg
8%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Calcium, Ca
36mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
37µg
9%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
41mg
13%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
295mg
42%
Selenium, Se
44µg
80%
Sodium, Na
540mg
36%
Water
106g
4%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

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.