Tested till perfect Slow Cooker Kale and Chorizo Soup
Slow Cooker Kale and Chorizo Soup
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Slow Cooker Kale and Chorizo Soup

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.

By Rheanna Kish and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Portion size 6 to 8


  • 8 oz 8ozdry-cured chorizo sausagedry-cured chorizo sausage or chouriço, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 1spanish onionspanish onions, sliced
  • 4 4cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 lb 1lbyellow-fleshed potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 2bay leafbay leaves
  • 1 tsp 1tspsweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 4 cups 4cupswater
  • 4 cups 4cupssodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 1bunch kale, trimmed and shredded
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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 Information Per eac h of 8 servings: about

cal 213 pro 11g total fat 11g sat. fat 4g
carb 18g dietary fibre 2g sugar 4g chol 25mg
sodium 817mg potassium 515mg

% RDI:

calcium 8 iron 11 vit A 60 vit C 82
folate 10
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