8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups soup and 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese)

You can substitute barley or wheat berries for the spelt.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, leek, carrot, and garlic; sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add ham; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in water and next 7 ingredients (water through thyme); bring to a boil.

Step 2

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add greens, beans, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Discard bay leaves, and garnish each serving with cheese.

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