Azorean Kale Soup


TAGGED : Soup, SUGAR DETOX RECIPE

Last night I decided to do some recipe testing for a #SugarDetoxMe dinner that I’ll be hosting as a surprise for my friend Paul, whom I haven’t seen in a while. You’ll be finding out more about Paul later, but for now, I wanted to share the recipe behind this delicious soup. Given that Paul’s family—whom he is really close to—is from the Azores, I decided I would do a different take on the traditional dish of Linguiça kale soup.

Let me start off by saying that there are so many modifications that one can do with this soup. As I mentioned, the Portuguese and the Azoreans traditionally use Linguiça, which is a smoke-cured spicy pork sausage often flavored with paprika and garlic. Since I didn’t have any Linguiça around, I used a 100% grass-fed beef chorizo, but also let me say that you don’t need meat in this soup whatsoever.

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This Azorean Kale Soup can be vegan or non, depending on whether you want to use the meat. Whichever you choose, this is a beautifully flavored, hearty soup!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, diced
  • 4 small potatoes, peeled and diced (if you are taking all starches out, then forgo potatoes)
  • 1/2 butternut squash, diced
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound of spicy chorizo (not necessary if you are vegan or vegetarian)
  • 1 quart chicken bone broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 3/4 pounds of fresh kale, washed, stems removed and shredded
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat olive oil in a deep pot over medium heat. Add potatoes, butternut squash and onions. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring if necessary.
  2. Add garlic, bay leaf and kale. Cover until the greens are wilted, which takes about 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Add the tomatoes, the chorizo and the broth. Bring this to a full boil for about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat. Let simmer for about 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender.


DETAILS

4

servings

16-30

min


Non-Vegetarian Dairy-free Gluten-free Nut-free Paleo