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Chard, White Bean, and Potato Soup


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  • 2 15-oz. cans cannellini or navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (1 1/4 cups
  • 1 small onion, quartered and thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 4 medium new potatoes (1 1/4 lb.), sliced into 1-inch-thick half-moons
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 10 cups stemmed Swiss chard leaves, coarsely torn



Step 1

1. Smash 3/4 cup beans in bowl with back of fork to form paste; set aside.

2. Heat oil in large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cook 5 minutes, or until softened. Add potatoes, and cook 10 minutes, or until tender. Stir in garlic, and cook 2 minutes more.

3. Add broth, 1 cup water, smashed and whole beans, and nutmeg to pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 12 to 15 minutes. Add chard, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Simmer 5 minutes, or until chard is wilted.

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