Remember how last week I mentioned making homemade soup from the produce box we got via Boston Organics? Well, that we did. (I apologize this post is a week later. My nasty cold got the best of me) Anyway, the soup was exactly what we were looking for: light (but filling), nutritious and loaded with organic, all-natural ingredients.
Looking to make a cozy soup for a bitter, winter’s eve? Want to impress your significant other with something healthy and wholesome? Look no further.
What Ya Need:
*Makes large pot of soup (serves 8 to 10)
- 2 containers organic, low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 c. water
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 medium or 4 small organic potatoes, diced
- about 1 bunch organic swiss chard, chopped
- 3 whole organic carrots, sliced (we like to slice ’em long and thin)
- 2 c. lentils (optional)
- whatever other veggies you have in the house (sweet potatoes, celery and parsnips all work well)
- about 2 TB fresh parsley, chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1. Sauté the onion and the garlic in olive oil over medium-low heat in a large soup pot for about two minutes. Add in the chicken broth and water, and stir.
2. Add in the rest of the veggies (as prepared), and bring to a boil.
3. Stir in the herbs and salt to taste. Reduce to a low heat, cover and let simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.
Enjoy! Yup it’s as easy as 1,2,3!
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