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Caldo Verde (Portuguese Green Soup)

½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch collard greens, julienned
1 lb. linguica sausage, thinly sliced
2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and diced
6 ½ cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
½ tsp. The Spice Hunter Red Cayenne Pepper
Salt and The Spice Hunter Ground Black Pepper to taste
Additional extra virgin olive oil for serving

In a large pot, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until soft. Add collard greens and sauté until wilted. Sauté the sausage for 5 minutes. Add the potatoes and broth, and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes. Transfer 1 cup of the soup (without any sausage) to a blender and blend until smooth before returning to the pot and continuing to simmer. Add cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to taste. Serves 4-6.