This soup is easy, cheap and delicious. When my brother made a version of it back in September, I was instantly obsessed. He used diced butternut squash instead of potato, a lot of different vegetable combinations in this soup could work as long as you use one key ingredient: apple cider vinegar. It makes the flavor. I made sure to remember that when I recreated Portuguese Kale Soup earlier this week. Apple cider vinegar plus kale makes for a tasty flavor combination, then add in spicy chorizo flavor, and you’ve got one uniquely delightful pot of soup.
I made one batch, served three people, then took the leftovers to work four days in a row! I’m not sure of the exact cost, because I bought a ton of other stuff along with it, but it couldn’t have been more than $20. So 8 servings for less than $20…I’ll take it.
Portuguese Chorizo and Kale Soup
- 1 bunch kale, chopped
- 1 pound chorizo, diced (the spicier the better, IMHO)
- 2 quarts chicken broth
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 big potatoes, diced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 5 tablespoons EVOO
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- salt & pepper
- 2 handfuls of parsley, chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Toss the chopped potatoes with about 3 tablespoons oil, 1 handful of parsley and salt and pepper. When the oven is preheated, arrange the potato mixture evenly on a baking sheet and roast potatoes until soft, about 20 minutes.
3. In the meantime, heat the oil in the bottom of a large soup pot. When hot, add the onions and cook for a couple minutes.
4. When onions begin to become transparent, add kale, apple cider vinegar, garlic, chorizo and salt and pepper. Cook until kale starts to wilt, about 5 minutes.
5. Add apple cider vinegar and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 20 minutes – 40 minutes.
6. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve!
I want to say this is my new favorite soup, but that would be doing a terrible disservice to my long time favorite, minestrone. Might I add that this is my first time ever cooking kale! I need some more kale recipes, anyone have any good ones? I assume it can be substituted for spinach in most cases.