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Portuguese Kale Soup

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Portuguese Kale Soup

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Jennifer Oliver


  • 6 ounces linguica sausage or fresh chorizo or spicy sausage, casing removed, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bunch kale about ¾ pound, chopped, large center stems removed (or substitute other dark leafy greens such as Swiss chard)
  • Paprika salt, and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh chives chopped (for garnish)


  • Heat a large skillet on high heat and fry the sausage until cooked through.
  • Drain off the rendered fat and set the sausage on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess grease.
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil and add in the onions and garlic, cooking on high heat until translucent.
  • Add in the potatoes and broth, cooking until the potatoes are tender enough to pierce with a fork.
  • Once cooked, strain the soup ingredients from the broth, reserving all of the broth.
  • Pulse the cooked vegetables in a food processor, gradually adding in about a cup of broth until forming a thin, smooth purée.
  • Return the purée to the pot and blend in remaining broth with a spoon, ½ cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Add in the sausage, chickpeas, and kale and bring to a boil.
  • Then reduce heat to simmering.
  • Season with paprika, salt, and pepper to taste, and let cook about 10 minutes until all the kale is wilted.
  • Serve garnished with paprika and fresh chives.


Nutrition Facts
Portuguese Kale Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 1161mg48%
Potassium 1380mg39%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1455IU29%
Vitamin C 64.3mg78%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 8.6mg48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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