Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Soups on!

The weather has dipped into the 60s which is a sure sign of fall in Southern California. Another sign, we're getting the dreaded Santa Ana Winds. Now before the winds do hit, they usually send the temps skyrocketing, I felt in the need for some tummy-warming soup.

The cafeteria at the Getty Center is very good, for institutional food, and they really excel in the soup category. After trying one last week I came home to create a new one. I just never thought of combining the beans with potato but the taste and flavors work well together.

Garbanzo bean and potato soup with kale

1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup diced potato--I used red skinned
about 1 lb of browned sausage--I used chorizo
1/2 cup diced onion, sauteed
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, sauteed--I like Crimini
1/2 cup chopped and seeded tomato
about a cup of fresh kale, chopped into bit sized pieces
1 teaspoon cumin
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup beef broth
salt and pepper

This was simmered for about an hour. The kale is 'scratchy' if you under cook it.

This soup is pretty much a meal in a bowl, which I like on busy nights, and I'm lucky enough to have a husband who thinks the same. He's quite easy to please. Just add some garlic bread and he's been served dinner. Oh, and make sure there's dessert after.


wheresmymind said...

Oh wife would love that soup!

Moon said...

Jeff! welcome back.

Sylvie said...

You know I have never cooked anything with kale before but this looks very good. I'm gonna have to try this one.

Annie said...

I have never used kale either but this looks great. I will also have to give it a try!!

Paz said...

Oh, yum! I just made soup today (Ilva's recipe). Now, I'll have to add your recipe to my list of soups to make. This looks good and I like garbanzo beans and all the other ingredients listed here.


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PS - That soup looks delicious! I'll have to try it someday. =)

Chris said...

Never cooked Kale here either! Looks so satisfying. Perfect for cooling weather.