Kale & Bean Soup
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 70 min.
Makes8 servings (2-1/2 quarts)
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bunch kale, trimmed and coarsely chopped
- 3-1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- In a Dutch oven, saute onions and potatoes in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the kale, broth, tomatoes, water, Italian seasoning, paprika, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until kale is tender.
- Cool slightly. Discard bay leaf. In a blender, process 3 cups soup until smooth. Return to pan; add beans and heat through.
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 cups: 152 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 lean meat.
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Dec 14, 2018
Hearty bean soup is always great on a cold day; adding kale and tomatoes perks it up a lot. This recipe works fine with chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. For a little spicier version, substitute some fire-roasted diced tomatoes for the regular kind.
Feb 24, 2015
This was excellent. My husband wants me to make it when our daughters and their families come to visit
Jan 31, 2015
This is such a delicious and tasty soup. My kids and husband loved it. I used chicken broth instead of the vegetable broth and it was great.
Sep 19, 2014
This soup was SO good! I'll definitely be making it again!
May 7, 2014
Oh Beth, you're my sister from a different mister. This is my 'go to' pick me up soup recipe. Kale and white beans just 'go together'. Like cabbage and tomatoes lol. Anyway, this is the best soup base and I change it up now and then by adding some Penzey's Turkish seasoning or Penzey's Sweet or Smokey Paprika. I would like to add that lemon zest and kale also go well together and I often use a teaspoon of lemon zest to this base recipe . Sometimes the most subtle addition adds a whole new dimension. Thank you for sharing.....I was surprised to find 'my secret soup recipe' here. ;)
Nov 13, 2013
This soup was simply awesome. I did not expect the gourmet result from a soup so very simple to make. Just the smell as it simmered told me it was going to be great soup. I did also add a small can of Rotel tomatoes for a punch and 2 stalks of celery, but I will say this is one of the heartiest, vegan soups I have ever made and it will now be on my favorite list.
Sep 28, 2013
I made this soup twice, it is good. Hearty and warming. I changed it a bit the second time. I added 1/3 cup quinoa, used tomato/vegetable juice for 1 1/2 cups of the broth and doubled the Italian Seasoning. I made one batch totally vegan for a friend who is taking her husband in for chemo. We filled her freezer with quick healthy dinners. I used on hand chicken broth for the batch for todays supper. This does freeze well.
Jan 26, 2013
Made this when I first found it in CW magazine, and loved it! Can't wait to make again, now that I found back the recipe and pinned it!
Sep 9, 2012
This is a great recipe with lots of flavor. My boys liked it a lot and I felt very good about giving them something full of healthful vegetables. Also, it was pretty easy to make with prewashed and precut kale. I would certainly make it again. Thank you!