Monday, May 13, 2013

Meatless Monday

Kale Soup with beans

Put down the chouriço everyone!! It's Meatless Mondays! You can still make your sopa de couves delicious without chouriço or pork by adding extra yummy flavors like carrots or even sweet potatoes. Experiment with your vegetables and see if you can bring a new dish to your table. 

  • 1 quart of water, vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 large onion, roughly diced
  • 4 cloves or minced garlic 
  • 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 2 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 large bunch kale or collards, remove stems, wash well  and chop
  • 1/2 cup  of small pasta like mini bowtie or elbow
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of white or red beans
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil 
  • s+p to taste
1.  To make your own flavorful broth, begin by sauteing onions and celery with olive oil until softened, then add in your minced garlic. Saute until you start to smell the garlic. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a slow boil. Cover for 10 minutes. Remove pot from flame and with an immersion blender, blend your celery, onions and garlic until smooth and water becomes this cloudy delicious broth.  
2. Now add the rest of the water, potatoes, kale or collards and  s+p.
3. Bring to boil and cook covered for about 25 minutes.
4. Add your beans and carrots and cook for about 10 minutes. I smash half the can of beans for a thicker brother. .
5. After cooking the beans and carrots you can add your small pasta and simmer for 5-8 minutes.  
6. Taste for s+p.

Hope you Enjoy! 

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