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Potato, Parsnip, Carrot and Swiss Chard Soup

Recipe and immage appear with special permission by Kristin Celeste Shroeger © 2014

Ingredient List 

  • *Garlic
  • *Olive oil
  • *Fingerling potatoes
  • *Parsnips
  • *Carrots
  • *Rosemary
  • *Beans
  • *White swiss chard

*Farm fresh or local sourced artisan product
Ingredient Note: Any type of bean can be used, kidney beans were on hand and used in this recipe.

Recipe Directions

Slice four cloves garlic. Saute garlic in a large metal soup pot with one tablespoon olive oil over medium low heat for three minutes.

Wash and slice two cups fingerling potatoes, one cup parsnips and one cup carrots. Add potatoes, parsnips and carrots to soup pot with two tablespoons olive oil and saute over medium heat for five minutes.

Remove one tablespoon rosemary leaves from stems and one tablespoon thyme leaves from stems. Mince rosemary and thyme. Rinse one fourteen ounce can of beans. Add six cups water to soup with beans, rosemary, thyme and one quarter teaspoon sea salt. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for twenty minutes.

Remove two cups white swiss chard greens from stems and chiffonade white swiss chard greens. Remove soup from heat, stir in white swiss chard greens with one eighth teaspoon sea salt and let soup rest for five minutes. Stir soup well and serve sprinkled with sea salt and pepper.
Kristin Celeste Shroeger is the food writer, recipe creator, photographer and dishwasher of The Intentional Minimalist, a website encouraging farm-to-table cooking with local, seasonal and sustainable produce.