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Chorizo and Vegetable Soup

Chorizo and Vegetable Soup

Ever get sick of kale salad?  Well, I took whatever kale I had left to make soup.  This chorizo and vegetable soup is hearty and healthy.  I added other vegetables besides kale to make the soup a little more interesting.

In reality, I found vegetables in my refrigerator/freezer that need to get used.  So, I gathered them all and made a soup.  Why chorizo?  I like a little bit of the spicy kick that it brings.

I had corn on a cob that I had stripped and froze the kernels.  There was a bell pepper and a tomato that needed to get used, so I chopped them up and used them in the soup.  The soup just hit the spot on a cold day here in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Veggies used in Chorizo soup

 

Johnsonville Chorizo sausage
Johnsonville Chorizo sausage

 

Chorizo and Vegetable Soup

Hearty and healthy soup for a cold winter day.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb chorizo sausage
  • 1 small yellow onion - diced
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 10 oz chopped kale (stem removed)
  • 1 vine or hot-house tomato - diced
  • 1 bell pepper (color of choice) - diced
  • 1 can sweet corn (or corn on the cob stripped from core)
  • 7-8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce optional
  • 2 green onions - chopped optional - for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the chorizo sausage and brown.

  3. Then, add the onion and garlic and mix in with the sausage.

    brown chorizo sausage
  4. Dump in the rest of the veggies and stir for a couple of minutes

    added veggies to pot
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and season with the salt, sugar, and fish sauce (if using).

  6. Give it a taste and adjust accordingly.

  7. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

  8. Ladle some soup into a bowl.

  9. Optional: garnish with chopped green onions.