Italian Sausage and Chard Soupwith apple spinach salad
- Parsley (opt) - 6 sprigs, chopped
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Onions, small - 1, diced
- Chard, any type - 1 bunch, leaves torn and stems chopped into 1/2" pieces
- Carrots - 8 oz, diced
- Mushrooms, brown - 1/2 lb, sliced (look for pre-sliced)
- Tomatoes, diced (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Italian sausage, uncooked - 1/2 lb
- Stock, chicken - 2 1/2 cups
- Bay leaves - 1
- Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
- Shallots - 1/2 bulb, diced
- Vinegar, balsamic - 1 Tbsp
- Vinegar, apple cider - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Maple syrup - 2 tsp
- Oil, cooking - 1/4 cup
- Apples, any variety - 1, sliced
- Baby spinach - 5 oz
- Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil (portion for the soup) and then Italian sausage (removed from its casing) to heated oil. Saute until sausage is golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain any fat from the pot.
- Add garlic, onions, chopped chard stems, and carrots to pot. Saute for ~3 minutes and then add in tomatoes, stock, bay leaf, and oregano. Cover and bring to a boil. Add in mushrooms and simmer uncovered for 10 to 12 minutes.
- While soup is simmering, make vinaigrette. Dice shallots and whisk with balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and cooking oil (portion for the salad). Season to taste as needed with some salt and pepper. Slice apples.
- Return to soup. Add in chard leaves. Cook for another 5 minutes and then season to taste with some salt and pepper. Remove bay leaf.
- Ladle soup into individual bowls and top with parsley. Toss vinaigrette with sliced apples and baby spinach. Enjoy!
This meal has 22 reviews
I like all of these ingredients, but not in this combination. If I were using soyrizo again, I'd take out the mushrooms & oregano. Alternatively, field roast makes an italian sausage that would make it more like the original version of the recipe.
I had never used soyrizo before and this was a great introduction. The garlic bread really made this meal. I added more tomatoes and stock, as some reviewers recommended. I would make it again, but it is more of a once-a-season meal for me.
This was delicious! All the flavors made me feel like I was eating a pizza soup. I used kale, and my family approved it as a delicious way to eat their greens!
A little spicy for the kids. Mixed with yogurt in their bowls and that helped. Based on other reviews, added in tomatoes without draining and about a cup more stock. Turned out a good consistency that way.
Delicious soup. I added a little extra stock toward the end since it seemed the broth to ingredient ratio was off, and it turned out perfectly.
Fantastic!! So easy and super good. Husband and I ate this and didn't share with kids (soyrizo is "spicy"). More for us!!