Couves Recipe

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Joji Modified: November 8, 2021
Couves Recipe


How To Make Couves

Couves or kale is a very popular superfood. In this Spanish-inspired recipe, it's turned into soup with some beans, chorizo, and potatoes.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 1 hr 16 mins


  • 1 lb red kidney beans, dried, washed, sorted
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 lb Spanish chorizo, (not Mexican), orother spicy smoked sausage; cut ¼-in slices
  • 2 cup kale, or collard greens leaves, torn
  • 2 boiling potatoes, large, peeled, and cut into 1-in chunks
  • salt, to taste
  • ½ tsp. dried red pepper flakes, or to taste


  1. Soak beans in water in large pot overnight. Bring beans and water to a boil, add chorizo, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until beans are barely tender, about 25 to 30 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent beans from sticking to bottom of pot.
  2. Add kale, potatoes, salt to taste and red pepper flakes. Return to simmer and cook until potatoes are tender. This takes about 25 minutes. Soup is best when allowed to sit for several hours. (Reheat before serving.)

  3. Serve this with crusty peasant bread.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 46mg
  • Calories: 224kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 447mg
  • Protein: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 575mg
  • Vitamin A: 1577IU
  • Vitamin C: 20mg
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