Kale Bean Soup is a hearty , delicious meal that just happens to be good for you. You could certainly substitute other greens for Kale, or use a combination including it.
Keyword #soup, bean soup, healthy, kale bean soup, kale soup
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour20minutes
Author Mary Bostow
1 Tablespoonolive oil
4cupschicken or vegetable broth
1 - 2Tablespoonslemon juice
4cupsKale, chopped into small pieces
Two15 ouncecans white beans - you can use Great Northern, Navy, Cannellini
1 small can tomatoes, drained or 4 plum tomatoes, diced
2Teaspoonsdried Italian Herb Seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan Cheese for topping
Heat olive oil in a large pot. Add the garlic and onion, saute until soft. Add kale, saute and stir until wilted.Add 3 cups of broth, 2 cups of beans, all the tomatoes, herbs ,lemon juice , Parmesan rind, salt and pepper to the pot. Simmer 5 minutes. Place the remaining ingredients into a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Stir the processed ingredients into the soup to thicken. Simmer about an hour or until kale is tender. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.Crock Pot Method - After the garlic, onion and Kale are sauteed, all ingredients can be placed in a crock pot to cook on low for 6 hours.