Portuguese Kale Soup

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Kale soup is a staple in the Portuguese culture. It is filling and a real comfort food. This recipe is from Racheal Ray. You will find hundreds of recipes for this soup on the internet, but I like this one.


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30 Min


  • 2 Tbsp
    (2 turns around the pan) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium
    white waxy potatoes, like yukon golds, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium
    onions, chopped
  • 4-6 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 2
    bay leaves, fresh or dried
  • 1 lb
    kale, coarsely chopped
  • ·
    coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 can(s)
    (15-ounce) garbanzos (chick peas), drained and rinsed
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes
  • 1 lb
    diced chourico, casing removed
  • 1 qt
    chicken broth
  • ·
    warm, crusty bread

How to Make Portuguese Kale Soup


  1. Heat oil in a deep pot over medium high heat. Add potatoes and onions, cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add garlic, bay leaves, and kale to the pot. Cover pot and wilt greens 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add beans, tomatoes, chourico, and broth to the pot and bring soup to a full boil. Reduce heat back to medium and cook 5 to 10 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Serve soup with hunks of crusty bread and butter.

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