Lentil soup is a comforting and nourishing meal during the colder months of the year.
Lentils contain physic acid, so they need to soak the night before making the soup. It can sound like a difficult process, but it actually takes about 1-2 minutes of hands-on work.
You’ll also notice that I cook the chard before adding it to the soup. I do this because dark leafy greens, like chard, contain goitrogens. Goitrogens can inhibit the uptake of iodine into the thyroid, so it’s best to cook these kinds of vegetables before adding them to your soups or stews.
This soup makes enough to feed a crowd, so I like to make it when friends or family are coming over. I love serving the soup with some grain-free “white” dinner rolls – they make the perfect accompaniment!