This soup is packed with lots of nutrients leaving you feeling full, but that won't stop you from having bowl after bowl of this soup because it's just so yummy!
Swiss Chard and Lentil Stew
1 Tbs olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 medium carrots, diced
1 kohlrabi, diced
1 large parsnip, diced
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
2 cups green lentils
8 cups of water
3 packed cups swiss chard*, chopped
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat add onion and a big pinch of salt and cook for 5-8 minutes until the onion has become lightly golden. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until the garlic is fragrant. Add the vegetables another pinch of salt and some pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add the lentils and water making sure to scrape up any brown bits that have gotten stuck to the bottom of the pot because that is flavor! Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the soup simmer for 30-40 minutes until everything is tender. Add the swiss chard it will seem like a lot but it will wilt down into the soup. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed and cook the soup for an additional 5 minutes until the chard has wilted. Ladle up and enjoy!
*you can use kale or spinach in place of the chard