Leftover Soup: Chorizo, Kale, Swiss Chard Soup

It is a cold and rainy day, so I looked in the fridge and found a package of loose chorizo and some kale and swiss chard that hadn’t sold at the bottom of the driveway on Saturday and rice. I usually have stock of some kind in the fridge (today was smoked pork bone and chicken stock).

So soup was on the menu today!

I rolled the sausage into little balls and baked at 350 for 20 minutes

Sausage balls

I sautéed an onion in olive oil until translucent and added crushed garlic and chicken stock, brought the soup to a boil and added the meat balls and rice

Sautée onions

I gave a rough chop to the kale and Swiss chard, after the soup boiled, I added the greens and some salt.

Chopped greens, they were looking a little sad and needed to be used ASAP!

River said it was the essence of what soup should be, it was delicious.


I never make the same soup twice, I make similar soups, but not the same soup. I don’t measure, I just rough it. Most of the time they turn out well, some are better then others. This one was exceptionally tasty!

This soup was served in our Salt Box Pottery bowls. I love them, you too could enjoy tasty soup in pretty hand thrown bowls, visit

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