Swiss Chard and White Bean Soup

Swiss Chard and White Bean Soup

This nutritious soup is simple and quick to prepare. Pair it with a salad or sandwich for a light lunch or dinner. It also makes an excellent first course before the main dish.

 Swiss Chard and White Bean Soup

1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 – 8 cups vegetable broth (depending on how brothy you like your soup)
1 15.5 ounce can white beans (I use Cannellini or Great Northern, but Navy would be fine too)
1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes (I like petite diced)
1 bunch Swiss chard (both stems and leaves), chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they begin to soften. Add the minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Add the vegetable broth, white beans, tomatoes, and Swiss chard.  Bring to a simmer and cook until the chard is tender, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.

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