Slow Cooker Kale and Chorizo Soup

Slow Cooker Kale and Chorizo Soup IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Slow Cooker Kale and Chorizo Soup IMAGE

Inspired by Portuguese caldo verde, this hearty, richly flavoured soup is a yummy way to use up an entire bunch of kale in one go. It freezes well, so leftovers make quick and easy lunches all week. The soup thickens as it stands; thin with water and adjust the seasonings as desired when you reheat it.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dry-cured chorizo sausage halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 8 oz chouriço halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 spanish onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 lb yellow-fleshed potatoes peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 bunch kale trimmed and shredded

Method

In skillet over medium-high heat, brown chorizo. Transfer to slow cooker. Drain any fat from pan (do not wipe clean)

In same skillet, cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, over medium heat, until softened and light golden, about 8 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.

Add potatoes, bay leaves, paprika, salt and pepper to slow cooker; stir in water and broth. Cover and cook on low until potatoes are tender, 6 to 8 hours.

Discard bay leaves. Using slotted spoon, remove as much chorizo as possible to bowl; set aside.

Add kale to slow cooker; cover and cook on high until tender, about 10 minutes. Using immersion blender, purée soup until almost smooth with a few chunks. Stir in reserved chorizo. (Make-ahead: Freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per eac h of 8 servings: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 817 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Calories 213.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Potassium 515 mg
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 60.0
  • Vitamin C 82.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Slow Cooker Kale and Chorizo Soup