Cabbage and Swiss Chard Soup

This is simple and delicious.  You could substitute kale for cabbage or other greens for swiss chard.  It's flexible.  Try adding the ground fennel to it, suggests a long-time CSA member.

  • 2-3 TBLS cooking oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 pound Swiss Chard, chopped
  • 1-2 pounds green cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 pound bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 TSP turmeric
  • ground fennel, to taste, optional
  • 6+ cups broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • parsley, chopped for garnish

Saute onion and bacon in oil until onion is translucent, about 5-10 minutes.  Stir in garlic, Swiss chard, cabbage and cook a few minutes until slightly softened.  Add turmeric and broth to cover generously.  Simmer until vegetables are soft, approx 1/2 hour.  Season with salt and pepper.  Garnish with parsley.