Easy to prepare super delicious vegetarian soup.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Cook lentils in boiling water until beginning to soften, 8 to 10 minutes. Add chard; continue cooking until wilted, about 5 minutes.

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  • Add potatoes to the boiling water, reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pot, and cook until the potatoes are completely cooked, about 12 minutes.

  • Mix lemon juice, crushed garlic, and salt together in a bowl; add to the pot. Continue to cook at a simmer another 5 minutes. Stir olive oil into the mixture. Increase heat to high and cook another 1 to 2 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Taste the soup while cooking and tune the garlic, salt, and lemon juice according to taste.

If Swiss chard is not available, you can substitute with collard greens.

Nutrition Facts

360.5 calories; 10.5 g protein; 50.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 931 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2013
This is my favorite soup, it is the most delicious soup ever! My mom neighbor used to make this for me all the time and I always wondered how it is made. Now I have found this recipe. It is tried and true, easy and very hearty, thank you for sharing this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2018
Pretty good. Next time, go light on the potatoes. I only used 1/4 cup lemon juice. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2013
This is my favorite soup, it is the most delicious soup ever! My mom neighbor used to make this for me all the time and I always wondered how it is made. Now I have found this recipe. It is tried and true, easy and very hearty, thank you for sharing this! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2014
I cooked the recipe as noted. However, I also placed less lemon juice in, approximately 1/4 cup. I also added cumin to taste. When the soup was placed in the dishes, I also served the soup with graded parmesan cheese. A really good and healthy soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2014
Literally one of my favorite soup ever. We make it every few weeks. I can't believe how much flavor this soup has. Take a chance on this!! You'll love it. We make the exactly as the recipe is written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2014
I didn't have everything necessary but wanted to use my orange chard before I lost it. I cut the recipe in half added two heaping cups of chard used 1/2 cup of elbows in place of potatoes juice of one lemon and about 1 tsp of garlic. It came out wonderful! Would try it again according to recipe. Love the lemon in it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2014
little too much lemon and I will add cumin next time but delicious!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2015
Wow! So good. Do not add cumin. Decrease the lemon to 3/4 cup. Has a great lemony flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2014
Very delicious easy to make & super healthy. I put a little less lemon juice and lemon zest instead. Reminds me a bit of greek avolomeno soup. Glad to have a new chard recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2014
A very delicious and easy to prepare soup that doesn't take too long to make. I did add cumin and pepper and used 3/4 cup of lemon juice instead of 1 cup. I will definitely make this again but may try it with even less lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2014
This soup was really great! I was surprised by how much flavor it had based on the ingredients but it really delivered. The lemon juice really pulled it together. Will definitely make it again Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2018
Pretty good. Next time, go light on the potatoes. I only used 1/4 cup lemon juice. Read More
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