Monday, September 19, 2011

Favorite Green Soup

The kale and Swiss chard are still abundant in my garden and I haven't grown tired of them yet.  So here is another of my favorite "green soups".  This recipe was given to me by my good friend, Tahirih. Yes, many of the soups start to look alike, which is why I almost named this blog "UGH - Ugly, Great Taste, and Healthy".  But I didn't think it would attract many people. Because the appearance of many of my green soups is similar, it has become a priority for me to make up for the loss in appearance with zesty taste.  I am also learning to be more creative with garnishing soups with a swirl of kefir, yogurt, or similar. 

Garden Kale

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups water
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
7 cups chopped fresh kale, Swiss chard, or other greens such as mustard greens, collards, or spinach
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Saute onion in oil.  Add potatoes and water.  Cook until potatoes are tender.  Add greens and the broth, salt and pepper and simmer until tender.  Puree to desired consistency. 

Servings per recipe: 6

Swiss Chard
 Serving Size: 1 cup                                   
Calories: 97
Total Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Sodium: 544 mg
Total Carbs: 16 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 4 g