3 lb. Carrots
1 lb. Kohlrabi
2 tbs. of olive oil
2 med. Sweet Potatoes
1 1/2 Yellow Onions
4+ whole Garlic cloves + 1 tsp. minced
8 sprigs fresh Thyme, tied with twine
1 1/4 cup Apple Cider
3 qts.Turkey or Chicken Stock, (reserve one cup for greens)
12oz. Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage
1 bunch Kale or Collard Greens, or a mix of both
Salt and Pepper to taste
Prepare ingredients as follows: peel and rough chop carrots, Kohlrabi, and sweet potatoes. Chop 1 cup of the onion, and dice the other 1/2 cup. Cut Sweet aplle chicken sausage into small cubes. Thinly cut and discard stems of the collard greens or kale.
Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Add kohlrabi and sweet potatoes and cook another 10 minutes, stirring. Add onions, whole garlic cloves and thyme bundle. Cook another 5-8 minutes. Add 1 cup of cider and stock (reserving 1 cup). Stock should just cover the vegetables, add water if necessary. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Meanwhile add 2 tbs. oil to a large saute pan. Add sausage and diced onions and lightly brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 10 minutes. Add greens, cider, stock and a pinch of salt and pepper. Simmer until greens are tender, 10-15 minutes. When carrots are tender, remove soup from heat. Discard thyme bundle. Puree soup and adjust seasoning. Evenly portion some of the sausage mixture into soup bowls. Add soup and serve.