Kale Soup with Linguica

When temperatures are dropping, nothing hits the spot like a bowl of hot soup.  Chase away the chills with this hearty Portuguese inspired soup that is gluten free and delicious.  Kale of course is the star of this dish, along with Linguica, red beans and Yukon gold potatoes.

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  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 8 oz. gluten free Linguica, sliced into coins
  • 1 cup gluten free chicken stock
  • 32 oz. carton gluten free chicken broth
  • 4 small Yukon gold potatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. sage
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 15.5 oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch kale, center stem removed and chopped


First organize your ingredients.  Chop the veggies into even dice and cut sausage into coins.  Rinse the kale and remove the tough center stems.  Chop and rinse again before adding to the pot.

Heat olive oil in a stock pot, and stir in the onions, carrots and garlic.  Season with salt and pepper and cook 2 minutes.

Make a spot in the center of the pan and add the tomato paste.  Let it toast for a minute then stir it into the vegetables.

Add the Linguica, stir and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the potatoes, chicken stock, broth, sage, thyme and a few grinds of fresh ground pepper.  Simmer 20 minutes.

Drain and rinse the beans and add them to the pot.  Simmer 10 minutes, then partially puree the soup with a stick blender.  I like to see some chunks of veggies, meat and beans so I just gave it a few pulses.

Add all of the kale, it looks like a lot but it will cook down.

Stir well then cover and simmer 20 minutes longer.

This hearty soup is one of my favorites, and it is filling enough for lunch or a light dinner!

Notes ♪♫ Linguica is a lean Portuguese sausage that is milder than the Chourico typically used in Kale Soup.  Use either one, or a combination.  In this recipe I used Gaspar’s Linguica.  When shopping for prepared meats, chicken broth and stock, always check labels for gluten containing ingredients.

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4 thoughts on “Kale Soup with Linguica”

  1. I was interested to learn about Linguica, Leslie! It’s a new to me ingredients but it sounds delicious. I’m a reluctant kale eater, but I always enjoy it in warming recipes like this lovely soup. Sharing on the H&S Facebook page later today. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope your week is going well.

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