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This Portugue soup is a complete meal in a bowl with the nutrient rich sweet potatoes and spinach and protein from the beans and chouriço.
Portuguese Sweet Potato & White Bean Soup Recipe
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Portuguese Sweet Potato & White Bean Soup Recipe

Portuguese Sweet Potato & White Bean Soup Recipe

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8 cups chicken stock1 teaspoons salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper2 cloves garlic, minced2 large onions, quartered3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks1 19oz can white beans2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for garnish8 oz chourico (whole)2 bay leafs1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (or more if desired)1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or more if desired)5 cups baby spinach

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  1. In a large soup pan, combine all the ingredients except for the spinach. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 45 to 50 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  2. Remove the chourico and let it cool. Chop the chourico into cubes and fry them in a dry pan until they are crispy. Reserve.
  3. Remove the bay leafs from the soup. Transfer soup to a food processor or blender and puree in batches until smooth. Transfer soup back to the pot and add the spinach. Cook spinach until it’s wilted. Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper, nutmeg and smoked paprika.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and garnish each serving with a few chourico cubes and a drop of extra virgin olive oil.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Paulamyportuguesekitchen.com

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