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Swiss Chard Soup


TOTAL TIME: 30 min
PREP TIME: 15 min
SERVINGS: 6

This swiss chard soup is hearty and cozy with a zing. It is made with orzo and ground beef and has a perfectly balanced lemon flavor.

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large pot filled with soup with soup ladle inside

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of ghee
  • 1 large vidalia onion
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 8 cups of water
  • 8 ozs orzo
  • 1 bunch of chard
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 large lemon (should make approx. 8 tsp of lemon juice plus slices)

Directions

  1. Gather the ingredients. large cutting board with ingredients for the chard soup
  2. In a large dutch oven pot, heat one tablespoon of ghee over medium heat. Dice onion and add to the pot. cutting board with diced onions
  3. Saute till soft and slightly golden. Add ground beef, brown till halfway done, breaking large chunks with a wooden spoon in between. pot with sauteed onions and ground beef
  4. Wash chard really well, trim the ends, dice. Slice lemon in half, squeeze the juice of one half, and slice the second half into a half-moon shape. cutting board with diced chard and lemon slices
  5. Add water to the pot, bring to boil. Once boiling, add orzo and diced chard. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 13-15 minutes. Serve as-is or with a dollop of yogurt. large pot with soup decorated with lemon slices on top of the soup

Notes

Dietary Preferences:

To make this soup gluten-free, use gluten-free orzo made of cassava flour.

For a low-carb option, orzo can be replaced with riced cauliflower.

Variations and Substitutions.

Ground beef could be substituted for ground lamb, or leftover rotisserie chicken or turkey.

I used Red chard in this recipe. Instead of chard, this soup could be made with kale or even beet greens.

Lemon juice could be substituted for apple cider vinegar.

white bowl with the soup with visible slice of lemon

 

large pot filled with soup with soup ladle inside

Swiss Chard Soup

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This swiss chard soup is hearty and cozy with a zing. It is made with orzo and ground beef and has a perfectly balanced lemon flavor.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup, Main Course
Cuisine Swiss
Servings 6
Calories 387 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 vidalia onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 cups water
  • 8 ozs orzo
  • 1 bunch chard
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients.
    ingredients for the chard soup
  • In a large dutch oven pot, heat one tablespoon of ghee over medium heat. Dice onion and add to the pot.
    cutting board with diced onions
  • Saute till soft and slightly golden. Add ground beef, brown till halfway done, breaking large chunks with a wooden spoon in between.
    pot with sauteed onions and ground beef
  • Wash chard really well, trim the ends, dice. Slice lemon in half, squeeze the juice of one half, and slice the second half into a half-moon shape.
    cutting board with diced chard and lemon slices
  • Add water to the pot, bring to boil. Once boiling, add orzo and diced chard. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 13-15 minutes. Serve as-is or with a dollop of yogurt.
    large pot with soup decorated with lemon slices on top

Notes

-To make this soup gluten-free, use gluten-free orzo made of cassava flour.
-For a low-carb option, orzo can be replaced with riced cauliflower.
-Ground beef could be substituted for ground lamb, or leftover rotisserie chicken or turkey.
-I used Red chard in this recipe. Instead of chard, this soup could be made with kale or even beet greens.
-Lemon juice could be substituted for apple cider vinegar.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 19gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1149mgPotassium: 569mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3063IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 3mg
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