Monday, May 13, 2013

Spicy Chicken Sausage & Kale Soup

It has probably been awhile since I've talked about kale... and how I love it... and how it seems to just fill the refrigerator this time of year. Our fridge is currently full of green from our local CSA.

I've been working on a few recipes to happily use some of the kale stash. Try out this spicy soup on a chilly Sunday. That is when we seem to like it best :)

Spicy Chicken Sausage & Kale Soup
3 chicken sausage links {I used 'Trader Joe's Spicy Italian Vino & Formaggio Chicken Sausage'}
3 garlic cloves
2 small green onions
2 long carrots
2 bunches of kale
9 cups of vegetable stock
1large tomato
1 cup cannellini beans {beans only - drain liquid}
1 cup favorite pasta

Put a bit of water in a deep pot over medium heat. Brown sausage and chop when links are pretty well cooked. Clean, and chop onions, carrots, and garlic. Add them to the pot and cook for two to four minutes with sausage. Clean, chop and add kale to wilt over heat for about two more minutes. Add vegetable stock. Chop and add tomato. Add prepared cannellini beans. Continue cooking on the stove for about fifteen minutes. Bring to boil and add pasta. Continue low boil for about seven to ten minutes. Check for tenderness of vegetables, beans, and pasta. Serve warm and enjoy!

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