Beany Tomato Soup with Spicy Garlic Roasted Chard.

I need to use up some leftovers and have a hankering for tomato soup. Not really a tomato soup fan, so what’s provoked this craving?

I have a leek in this week’s veggie box, so I slice ‘n’ dice 1/2 of that, and add:
    • 1 clove garlic
    • a little hot, green chili
    • and about a 1/4 of a medium-size, sweet red pepper.

Toss all together in a large, cast iron pot over a medium flame.

A few leaves of curly, green cabbage.

Add to that:

  • about 2/3 cup  left-over soybeans (in their juice)
  • a few leaves of thinly sliced curly, green cabbage
  • and a handful of red lentils.

Next comes:

  • about 2/3 of a dessert spoonful sweet red paprika
  • 1 small apple (chopped)
  • and 2 small tetra paks of tomatoes (500 grams tomato passata, 390 grams chopped tomatoes).
A little soaked wakami.
Stir in a little soaked wakami, cover and simmer over low heat. When you think it’s starting to taste right, turn off the heat and let it stand on the stove for a couple of hours. When you reheat to serve, rinse out one of the tomato packs with water and add that to the pot.

Serve with spicy, garlic roasted chard.

Sliced chard and garlic ready to go in the oven.
Thinly slice enough chard to cover the bottom of your roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with slivered garlic, slivered hot green chilies, and sweet red paprika, a little freshly ground sea salt and black pepper. Roast in a hot oven, turning once or twice. What you’re aiming for is a kind of crouton, or chip to sprinkle in the soup and/or dip in the roasted garlic.

5 thoughts on “Beany Tomato Soup with Spicy Garlic Roasted Chard.

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    1. Thanks Melissa. The red background is an option in this theme (Pilcrow from Automattic) the font is a freebie from type kit fonts. You’ll find links in the footer. I searched hours for that font!

  1. Looking good! You changed up your picture with soup. Looks yummy! I will check out your voice tracks on my facebook and let you know. I’m still a little behind. Will I ever catch up? Augh!
    Happy happy holidays!

    1. Yeah – I photographed the soup in the bowl this time 🙂 There’s nothing to catch-up with Jenn. That’s the beauty of the web – there’s so much to choose from, you’re able to really zero in and focus on the things that are most important to you. Sometimes that means letting someone or something go – who/which was great when you first connected but has since become a ‘chore’ because you’ve connected with something closer to your true self. Kind of like when you moved to Florida and you connected with all the market for food, and the community garden…so let go of something (your old home) to make room for the new which is really a better fit by the sounds of it. 🙂

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