Just made a soup that's gone into my top 3 soups. It's a version of caldo Verde, a Portuguese cabbage soup.
Spring greens (not pre cut)
1lb potatoes peeled and finely chopped
1 onion diced
2-3 cloves garlic
Can of callini beans
1.5l chicken stock
Fry the chorizo in some oil for a while to get some colour on it and release the oil. Once done, remove it for later. Fry the onions potato and garlic in the chorizo oil for 5 to 10 mins until tender. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer.
Remove the hard stalks from the spring greens, then take a few leaves at a time and roll them up like a cigar and finely slice. Boils th is in a separate pan for 1 min then rinse with cold water.
Once the potatoes are cooked, take about half the soup mixture and blend until smooth. Add this back with the rest of the soup.
Rinse the beans and add them to the soup along with cabbage and chorizo and simmer until it's ready.
Serve with some nice sourdough bread.