VEGETARIAN CALDO VERDE

VEGETARIAN CALDO VERDE

VEGETARIAN CALDO VERDE

VEGETARIAN CALDO VERDE

VEGETARIAN CALDO VERDE

Course Appetizer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. whole collard greens or whole green kale leaf
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 large potato, peeled, chopped and rinsed
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp. ground sausage seasoning, or substitute a mixtureof 1/2 tsp. ground fennel, 1/2 tsp. coriander, and a pinch ofallspice
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 4 sundried tomatoes in olive oil, julienne
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • To prepare the greens, cut away the ribs and stalks fromthe leaves. Wash the leaves and stack them on top of eachother in a few small piles. With a sharp knife, julienne thepiles of leaves by slicing long thin strips so that you endup with thin ribbons. Set aside.
  • On medium heat in a heavy bottom pot, add the onionsand a dash of oil from the sundried tomatoes. Sauté theonions stirring occasionally until they are translucent,then add the minced garlic and finish sautéing to cookthe garlic, but don’t burn. Add in the potatoes, a dash ofsalt, sausage seasoning, vegetable broth and water andbring to a simmer. Simmer until the potatoes are cookedand soft all the way through. Turn the heat down to low.
  • With an immersion blender, blend the ingredients inthe pot until the potatoes are smoothed. You can alsoaccomplish this by putting the potatoes into a blender andblending then adding back to the pot, or by simply usinga potato masher and mashing the potatoes in the pot. Addthe red pepper flakes and stir the pot. Add the juliennegreens and cook for only a few minutes until the greensturn bright green. You may want to add a little more wateror broth at this point to get a more brothy soup, accordingto your tastes. Turn off the heat.
  • To garnish the soup, finish with the sundried tomatoesstrips, along with a dash of the flavored olive oil thetomatoes were in.
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