Creamy Swiss Chard Soup with Almonds is Delicious

This delicious Swiss chard soup is hearty with the addition of potatoes and is very nutritious too. I love that it is so creamy without the addition of cow’s milk. The crunchy almonds on top adds an extra tastiness.  It is a whole vegan meal in a bowl too.

This soup is full of very healthy superfoods too.

Beautiful Swiss chard with its deep green, red, purple, and yellow leaves and bright colored juicy stalks is one of the most nutritious superfood vegetables.  The nutrition benefits of Swiss chard include its many antioxidants, polyphenol, betalain and carotenoid antioxidants which are powerful at fighting free radical damage, inflammation, and disease development.

We add nutritious onions to our meals even though we get teary from them. Onions are high in protective phytonutrients, vitamins, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients. Also, they are low in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Being so high in nutrients makes them ideal for weight loss and maintaining optimum health. Onions are for sure a SuperFood.

Creamy Swiss Chard Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp almond oil
3 cups water
2 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
1 large onion, chopped
4 cups chopped Swiss chard (best to use just the green leaves, save the rest for use in another dish)
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
4 cups potatoes
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup almonds, toasted and slivered

Directions:

  1. Saute onion and garlic until softened in a soup pot, about 5 min.
  2. Add potatoes, bay leaf, salt, and water.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 30 min.
  4. Add Swiss chard, parsley, and black pepper and cook for 10 min.
  5. Add almond milk and heat till hot but not boiling.
  6. Remove from heat and puree in a food processor or add a couple of cups at a time in a blender.
  7. Return to the soup pot and reheat for 5 min so that it is hot.
  8. Garnish with toasted almonds and fresh dill.
  9. Now, enjoy your Swiss chard soup.

Swiss chard soup

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Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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