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Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 | 6 comments

Hearty White Bean and Kale Soup

Hearty White Bean and Kale Soup

I love soups that don’t take a lot of work, just chopped vegetables simmering in a pot. And in terms of simplicity and heartiness, this white bean kale soup doesn’t disappoint.

Ingredients

1/2 large onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
1 stalk of celery, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 handfuls of kale, coarsely chopped (less if you aren’t in to kale)
1 handful of parsley, chopped
2 cans of white beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups vegetable broth, plus additional water if needed
Salt and pepper to taste

1

Start cooking your onions in a large pot on medium heat with a little olive oil. After a few minutes, add the carrots, celery and minced garlic.

2

Let the vegetables cook for a few minutes then add kale.

3

Add vegetable broth, white beans, parsley and some black pepper. Let the soup simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add more broth or water if the soup seems too thick.

4

Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed, then enjoy the hearty, healthy goodness.

6

Delicious on a cold day with some crusty bread or a grilled cheese. And I imagine you can up the flavor even more with a drizzle of pesto, a few shavings of Parmesan or some sliced Italian sausage.

7

Do you have a favorite hearty winter soup?

6 Comments

  1. Just made this tonight, it’s delicious! Thanks so much for the inspiration & idea for dinner tonight! I had everything on hand. I added Mushrooms to the onion stage, and broccoli (cause it needed to go!) at the kale stage.

    Delightful!

    • I’m glad you liked it! I’ll have to try the additional ingredients next time I make it. I’ve been enjoying leftovers for lunch at work — even better after a day or two.

      • I planned on leftovers, but as winter goes I get in “eat everything” mode, so we polished that puppy. haha..

  2. Delicious! We just added some cooked, hot turkey sausage (fried as little “meatballs” and then added near the end to finish cooking), a Yukon Gold potato (chopped in chunks, added with the other veggies), and some finely chopped rosemary. I like how adaptable this recipe is, thanks!

    • Sounds great! The recipe is good on its own but those additions make it sound even more hearty. I will definitely try with the sausage and potatoes!

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