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Healthy Soup for Supper: Lentil-Farro Soup

October 12, 2009

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After my trip to Wisconsin (and my intake of cheese), I came back to Alabama to more rain and cooler temperatures. I thought a healthy dose of farro, lentils, chickpeas and Swiss chard would be the perfect mix to create this healthy soup: Lentil-Farro Soup. If you’re not familiar with Swiss Chard, it’s a leafy green full of vitamins. I added a southern hint of Cajun sausage to jazz it up just a bit.

Lentil-Farro Soup

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
12 ounces Cajun andouille sausage (or any other keilbasa), sliced
1 Cooking spray
11/2 cup chopped carrots
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste with basil, garlic and oregano
8 cups low-salt, fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup farro
1/2 cup lentils
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 bunch Swiss chard, stems removed and roughly chopped
Preparation
1. Cook sausage in a large Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

2. Add carrots, onion and olive oil and cook, stirring until vegetables begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring until slightly darkened about 1 minute.

3. Add broth, farro and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer until farro and lentils are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chickpeas, chard and sausage and simmer 5 minutes more.



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One Response to “Healthy Soup for Supper: Lentil-Farro Soup”
z-man says:
October, 12 2009at 07:43 pm
hey mom i loved the soup it was really good. i wish you made it more often but i now you can't.Instead of the scallups i wanted to eat the soup but it was to much. thank you for the food and i am sorry that i have not been posting commets i love you zachary

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