Swiss Chard & Lentil Soup

Recipe by Featured Guest Blogger: Hourig

“Adas bil Hamod” is the traditional Lebanese name for this Soup

As a Lebanese-Armenian kid I grew up with this Lebanese soup as a staple meal every winter! I have fond memories of getting home from school and my mom heating this soup up to warm me up on the cold days. As I grew older I even shared this recipe with my husband’s family and made it with his grandmother on New Year’s Eve! To this day this healthy and warming soup is a staple in my recipe book so today I would like to share it with you!

Hourig, preparing this recipe with her family member.

The ingredients for this soup are all healthy and will make for a flavorful and tasty meal! The lentils are the base of this soup and are packed with protein and iron making this soup a great option for vegetarians! The swiss chard adds greenery and is filled with vitamins! This soup is also high in vitamin C with the beautiful lemon juice that is added!


Swiss Chard & Lentil Soup

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: moderate
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A traditional Lebanese soup packed with protein, iron and vitamin C.


1 bunch swiss chard

1 cup lentils

1 big lemon (juiced)

4-5 big cloves of garlic (sliced into thin pieces)

3 carrots quartered

4 tbsp olive oil

5 cup water

1 piece of pita bread (For Serving)

Salt to taste


  1. Rinse one cup of lentils in water
  2. Add lentils to a large pot with 4-5 cups of water and heat on high
  3. While the lentils are cooking
  4. Wash and peel 3 carrots and cut into little quarters
  5. Slice 4-5 big cloves of garlic into thin pieces
  6. Cut swiss chard into bite size pieces
  7. Juice one big lemon
  8. Add carrots, garlic and swiss chard to cook with the lentils
  9. Add 4 tbsp of olive oil to soup and let soup simmer for 20 minutes covered
  10. Add lemon juice and salt according to taste
  11. Stir soup and enjoy!
  12. Serve with sliced pita bread and lemon wedge on the side!


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