Saturday I experimented with a new recipe: Kale, Sausage and Chickpea Soup. The recipe can be found at Epicurious, so I won’t be writing it here. Instead, you get my notes.
Kale is supposed to be one of the healthiest greens you can eat, which was a major reason to try the recipe. Also? With winter coming, a great new soup recipe is always welcome.
I changed the chorizo in the soup to a low-fat Turkey Smoked Sausage, which I’m hoping lowered the fat grams, but the milder sausage flavor made we wanting more. Where the recipe calls for 1 cup of sausage, next time I’ll double it. (besides I like a real a chunky soup).
To replace the heat of the chorizo, I added pepper flakes. The sprinkles of red among the green kale was pretty and it allowed us to choose our heat level. Definately a keeper idea for me.
I didn’t like the flavor of the chickpeas, so next time I’d substitute white beans or black beans.
I used Swanson’s Chicken broth (one box) and thought the flavor of the soup’s broth was spot on.
So as the days get shorter and the weather cools, I’ll be looking for other yummy dishes to try. Anyone got a recommendation?