Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Soup...are you kidding me? It's hot outside! What were you thinking? Well, you're right...it's the hottest it has ever been in a long time. The mini heat wave has us panting and staying indoors in this A.C....where it's c-c-cold. So, my body doesn't know how to react. It wants soup, so I just have to give it to her, right? I can eat soup actually anytime of year and it makes sense at a time when we are so busy running around and having fun in the sun, to dump something in the pot and call it a day. After all, we can have something cool for desert or pair it with a cool crisp salad.
My grocery store had a sale on Hillshire brand smoked sausages so I had four left over, a half a bag of frozen spinach, one ear of sweet corn, and a can of white beans.
Here's the recipe for Spicy Sausage and Spinach Soup!
2 TBSP EVOO
One large onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
4 spicy smoked sausage links cut in rounds about 1/4-1/2" thick
2 cans reduced sodium chicken broth
1 can 15 oz white beans (I used Goya small white)
1/2 bag of frozen spinach or 2 cups chopped kale, or any greens you like.
Handful of chopped italian parsley
Two russet potatoes, peeled and sliced in 1/4 inch rounds
(any summer veggie you want to put in) I used fresh sweet corn and some matchstick carrots for a little color and a burst of sweetness. (it's delicious!)
1/4 tsp of celery seed (I didn't have celery) if you do chop two stalks with leaves.
1 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute the sausage rounds until they get a little color, add onions until transparent, add garlic, sauted softly for a few minutes. Add spinach frozen and let get soft. Then add parsley, beans, potatoes, broth, and water and any extra veggies you chose. Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are soft.
Posted by LuLu at 2:44 PM