Farmers Market Bread Soup


As I was picking up my CSA share tonight at the new Farmers Market in Dublin, I was asking Adam from the Wayward Seed Farm for some ideas on what to do with all the Swiss Chard he was putting in my bag and he suggested putting it in a bread soup.  I’ve never made bread soup before but he gave me the gist of it and it sound perfect for dinner since it’s been a rainy, dreary day here today.  So I bought a few more things at the market and stopped for a loaf of crusty bread on the way home.

A big thanks to Adam for the idea for this soup, it was fanatastic!  In your soup, feel free to use different veggies or amounts of ingredients depending on what is in season and what you have on hand.  The great thing about this soup is that everything came from the farmers market except the bread and seasonings which makes for an easy dinner on a rainy weeknight.

Farmers Market Bread Soup
2Tbsp. olive oil
sweet onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. dried oregano
6 cups water or vegetable broth
1 summer squash
2 chopped carrots
2 diced tomatoes
8-10 leaves swiss chard, chopped
1 small loaf of good crusty bread
salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese as a topping

Heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onions, garlic and a little salt.  Saute for about 5 minutes.  Add cayenne, oregano seasoning, squash and carrots.  Saute for a few more minutes.  Add water/vegetable broth and tomatoes.  Bring to a boil over high then reduce heat to medium and stir in the chopped chard.   Meanwhile, toast up some slices of the bread, cut into chucks and put in the bottom of your bowl.  Pour the soup over the bread and add some Parmesan shavings to top it off.

Posted in Going Local,Recipes by Liz on July 23, 2009 | Permalink | 1 Comment

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