Swiss Chard Soup

Ingredients:

9 stalks Swiss Chard – stems and leaves finely chopped
4 Tbsp butter or margarine
2 cups onion – finely chopped
2 Tbsp flour
8 cups chicken broth
8 sprigs parsley – chopped
Salt and pepper
2 bay leaves
2-4 squeezes of lemon

Directions:

• In an 8 qt pot, melt butter. Sauté onion and swiss chard – about 7-9 minutes
• Sprinkle in flour and gently mix flour in
• Add broth, bring to a boil, stirring constantly
• Add parsley, bay leaves, & salt & pepper (no salt if chicken broth has salt)
• Reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes
• Cool slightly, remove bay leaves
• Blend soup till smooth (caution – mixture should be cool)
• Add lemon juice

Can be served cold or hot. Add a dollop of sour cream on top.

Submitted by Marci Eisenstadt

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