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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012
    Phoenix, AZ

    Swiss Chard & Andouille Sausage Soup

    Right now Iíve got a mess of greens growing like weeds in my garden. When I start to get overwhelmed with them, this soup is a great way to use them up. This is basically a primal variation of the Italian bean and swiss chard soup, although to be honest, I donít really miss the beans. All the flavor comes from the veggies, broth and sausage anyhow. I typically use swiss chard and spinach, but it works great with all sorts of greens such as arugula, mustard greens and escarole. You can use whatever you have available.

    ■8-10 Swiss Chard Leaves
    ■1 lb. andouille sausage removed from casing
    ■Half an onion chopped
    ■2 cloves of garlic minced
    ■1 tbs. olive oil
    ■Spinach (or whatever combination of greens you would like)
    ■4 cups organic chicken broth
    ■1 cup of dry white wine or cooking sherry
    ■Salt and pepper to taste

    ■Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat
    ■Sautee the onion and garlic until cooked
    ■Add sausage and cook until no longer pink
    ■Add chicken broth and wine
    ■Bring to a boil and add greens
    ■Turn down heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes to 1 hour to fully cook greens and combine flavors
    ■Serve ďnakedĒ or with a little shaved parmesean cheese
    Little Miss Sicky Poo
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  2. #2
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    Apr 2012
    Oh thank you! I have some chard that needs eatin' as well. Excited to try out different veggie combos as well.

  3. #3
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    Sep 2010
    Houston TX
    that recipe sounds good - thanks

  4. #4
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    Jun 2011
    Halifax, UK
    ... sounds proper sexy. This, I like the sound of!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Thread bump:

    I'm doing this right now. I'm substituting purple kale for spinach, and adding portabella mushrooms. I'm also skipping the broth, and making it more like a stew.
    "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

  6. #6
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    Dec 2012
    Fresno CA,USA
    me too, thank you! I have some chard that needs eatin' as well. Excited to try out different veggie combos as well.

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