Kale & Potato Soup

Yes, I have already cooked a meal with the box contents.  Today is a make-up day for posting!

The original recipe was in my CSA email today, but I modified it to suit my own needs… and yes, it is delicious.

Kale & Potato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 2 cubed potatoes (I don’t peel mine)
  • 2 sliced chicken sausages
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups broth (chicken or vegetable would be best)
  • 4 cups packed chopped kale

What I did:

  • Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pot, add onion & saute for about four minutes.
  • Add garlic, carrots, sausage, potatoes, saute for a minute.
  • Add broth, basil, and bay leaf, bring to a boil, then turn down to medium heat, cover, and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes (or until the potatoes are soft).
  • Add the chopped kale and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Roughly mash the potatoes.
  • Enjoy with a grilled mozzarella cheese sandwich!

Variations:

  • Like all soups, this has nearly endless variations.  The important part being the volume of liquid to vegetables.
  • Any dark leafy green can take the place of the kale.
  • Any root (turnip, rutabaga, celery root) can take the place of the potatoes.
  • Different spices can be used.
  • Chicken sausage is optional.
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