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Serving size 6
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1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 large onion, diced1 large carrot, sliced1 stalk celery, sliced5 clove garlic (4 sliced and 1 whole), divided1 sprig fresh thyme¼ tsp crushed red pepper, or to taste4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth1 can 15-ounce can diced tomato5 cup chopped collard greens or kale leaves (about 1 bunch), tough stems removed1 can 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed6 1/2-inch-thick slices baguette, preferably whole-grain, cut on the diagonal6 Tbsp shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese2 slices cooked bacon, finely chopped


1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring, until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add sliced garlic, thyme and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Increase heat to high and add broth, tomatoes and their juice. Bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Stir in collard greens (or kale), reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the greens are tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Discard the thyme sprig. Stir in black-eyed peas; remove from the heat and cover.

2. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

3. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and broil until lightly toasted, 2 to 4 minutes. Rub each bread slice with the remaining garlic clove. (Discard garlic.) Turn the slices over and top with cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, 1 to 3 minutes. Serve the soup topped with the cheese toasts and bacon.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 6 Total

  • Calories 192 9%
  • Calories from fat 54 10%
  • Total Fat 6gm 4%
  • Saturated Fat 2gm 22%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3gm 8%
  • Sodium 518mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 23gm
  • Fiber 5gm
  • Protein 12gm
  • Cholesterol 13mg 5%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Soup, Healthy, Low Calorie, Cheese, Pork, Tomato, Bean & Legume, Southern & Soul, One-Dish, Winter, New Year

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