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Swiss Chard Soup


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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Recipe Features

Hearty soup made in on pan.

It’s gluten-free and refined sugar-free.

Flavorful and filling.

Key Ingredients

ingredients for the chard soup

How to Make It

1. Gather the ingredients. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

Recipe Tips

To make this soup gluten-free, use a 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does Swiss chard taste like?

The cooked swiss chard will have a mild taste comparable to spinach.

white bowl with the soup with visible slice of lemon

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Swiss Chard Soup

Natalia-Flavorful Home
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.
5 from 1 vote
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 large
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 cups water
  • 8 ozs orzo
  • 1 bunch chard
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon large,  (should make approx. 8 tsp of lemon juice plus slices)

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients.
  • In a large dutch oven pot, heat one tablespoon of ghee over medium heat. Dice onion and add to the pot.
  • Saute till soft and slightly golden. Add ground beef, brown till halfway done, breaking large chunks with a wooden spoon in between.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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