Fall is in the air around here and that means soup in our house. I love sitting with a bowl of warm soup on a cool night. This soup was a winner, sausage, fresh carrots, tomatoes and a selection of greens (swiss chard and kale) are a match made in heaven.
Fall Soup with Sausage and Fresh Greens
2 sausages, casing removed
1 shallot, leek or onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 carrots, diced
4 cups of freshly chopped greens of your choice (swiss chard, kale, or collard greens)
2 cups of chopped fresh tomatoes or canned tomato puree
2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups of water
lots of freshly ground pepper
Begin by heating a large pot over medium heat. Toss in the sausage and break it apart into small pieces as it cooks. Add in the shallot and garlic andfor a minute or two until softened. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy with a sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan cheese.