This New Year’s Good Luck soup includes smoked sausage, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes, and black-eyed peas.

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New Year's Good Luck Soup

This New Year’s Good Luck soup includes smoked sausage, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes, and black-eyed peas.

New Year's Good Luck Soup

New Year's Good Luck Soup

New Year's Good Luck Soup

This New Year’s Good Luck soup includes smoked sausage, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes, and black-eyed peas.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces smoked sausage sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chipped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 141/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 5 cups chopped kale or fresh collard greens
  • 1 151/2-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions 

  • In a large Dutch oven sauté sausage in hot oil over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until browned; drain and return to stove.
  • Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic and sauté 5 to 7 minutes more, stirring occasionally until tender.
  • Stir in thyme and red pepper flakes; cook 1 minute more. Add broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil; let simmer over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in kale; reduce heat to low and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add black-eyed peas and cook 5 minutes more. 
  • Add lemon juice, salt and red pepper flakes if needed to taste right before serving. Serve with crusty bread.