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    Healthy Bean Soup With Kale

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    22 mins

    2 mins

    20 mins

    Barbara Steele's Note:

    We've all heard how anti-oxidants fight cancer, save eyesight, and prevent clogged arteries. Turns out lutein, a delicious 7 mg dose of which is supplied with each serving of this recipe, is even more beneficial than beta carotene. It delays lung aging and combats arthritis to boot! Who knew improving your health could be so quick and easy, and taste so good? Try it -- you'll see! P.S. Since I felt this lacked enough elements to chew on, I've been adding canned, sliced carrots (fast, easy & healthy!) for quite a while, and thought I'd update the recipe. Also, sometimes I add another can of beans, for the same reason. Glad so many of you have been enjoying this. There's a container in my frig right now - yum!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large pot, heat olive oil.
    2. 2
      Add garlic and onion; saute until soft and the onion is transparent.
    3. 3
      Wash the kale, leaving small droplets of water. Saute, stirring, until wilted and a lovely emerald green, about 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add 3 cups of the broth, reserving 1 cup, 2 cups of the beans, reserving 1 cup, all of the carrots, tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Simmer 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      In a blender or food processor, mix the reserved beans and broth until smooth.
    7. 7
      Stir into the soup to thicken it nicely.
    8. 8
      Simmer 15 more minutes.
    9. 9
      Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with chopped parsley and shredded parmesan.
    10. 10
      Serve with a nice loaf of crusty bread to soak up all the yummy broth!
    11. 11
      For Vegetarian use the vegetable broth.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 27, 2010

      55

      This was very good. I used fresh carrots and a little celery chopped up in the food processor. I also cooked it in the crockpot for about 6 hours after sauteing the onions, garlic, and kale as directed. It seemed like an awful lot of garlic, but it mellowed out nicely. We served it with parmesan on top, yum! The only thing I will change next time is to chop up the kale into very small pieces, maybe with the food processor, to make the soup easier to eat--it was a little sloppy this time.

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    • on October 19, 2010

      Excellent soup! I didn't change anything except to add 1/2 lb of spicy sausage and it gave great flavor. Will make again!

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    • on February 24, 2011

      45

      A very easy and good for you soup! The only thing I changed was to use fresh carrots rather than canned. I peeled, chopped and added to the saute at the start.

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    Nutritional Facts for Healthy Bean Soup With Kale

    Serving Size: 1 (518 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 214.6
     
    Calories from Fat 34
    15%
    Total Fat 3.8 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 786.0 mg
    32%
    Total Carbohydrate 36.0 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 11.0 g
    44%
    Sugars 10.6 g
    42%
    Protein 11.5 g
    23%

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