Creamy Swiss Chard Soup with Almonds is Delicious

A healthy filling vegan soup for your lunch.

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.

Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard is Beautiful, Colourful and Surprising Good for You

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.

almond milk
Organic Almond Milk

Millions of people are using packaged Almond Milk because they believe it is a ‘healthy milk alternative.’ I make my own almond milk which is easy to do as well as affordable and way better for the environment.  Using almond mik for this Swiss chard soup is what makes it creamy.

Almonds are very tasty and so beneficial for our health. They are my favourite nut; most mornings I add 7 to 10 almonds to my breakfast.

Almond oil has a high smoke point making it great for stir-frying and sautéing. It is good for High Heat Up To 460F.  What I like about it is that it has a light, clean flavor that does not alter the taste of the foods I am using it to cook with.

A sprig of delicious dill adds a unique flavour to your food making it extra tasty. Dill’s name comes from the Norwegian word ‘dilla,’ meaning to soothe. It has been valued for its many health benefits as early as 1500 B.C. In ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts, it was documented as a remedy to soothe flatulence, relieve pain and act as a laxative and a diuretic.

To get the most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking.  Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form.  If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait. Add some garlic to your soups, stews, and salad dressing recipes to lower high cholesterol.  Sometimes it is easier to use some Organic Freeze Dried Garlic so no chopping and peeling.

Himalayan Salt is actually good for you! 100% NATURAL PINK & CERTIFIED: Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, or anti-caking agents.

Potatoes are one of the most commonly eaten vegetables on the planet and it has its fans and its enemies. Learn about its many health benefits (the good) its health concerns (the bad) and its controversial effect on weight management (the ugly).

Now time to make my creamy swiss chard soup!

 

Creamy Swiss Chard Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword almonds, Gluten-free, soup, swiss chard, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp almond oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cups swiss chard best to use just the green leaves, save the rest for use in another dish
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley or cilantro chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 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

Instructions

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

Notes

Find out more about these healthy ingredients: Almond oil, water, almond milk, onion,Swiss chard, garlic, Himalayan Salt, dillpotatoes, almonds.

Swiss chard soup

I hope you enjoyed this 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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