19 Reviews

Great soup! Reminds me of the things my old Portuguese Avo would make when I was growing up. I used organic kale and a lot less chicken broth, so it was more like a thick stew than a soup. Also used 2 tsp. of Italian seasoning instead of the rosemary and thyme. I didn't bother pureeing the beans and broth. Came out great! Even my picky husband loved it.

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Goody2shz January 13, 2012

Thanks for a great recipe! I used spinach and kale, skipped the parsley and used cilantro instead. I didn't have any thyme, but came across some lemongrass seasoning and used that as a substitute. In spite of my improvisations, this was a family favorite that I'll make again.

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HobbitMarley November 08, 2011

Fantastic!! The only thing I changed was to use all kale and no parsley, since thats what I had on hand. Thank you for a keeper!

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georgi July 11, 2011

This was very easy & fast to prepare for a busy weeknight meal. The only changes I made were using black beans instead of kidney beans (that's what I had in the cupboard) & I didn't add any parsley 'cuz I already think that kale tastes like parsley, LOL. Thanks for posting this great recipe!

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Mintara May 19, 2010

This is a very tasty and filling soup. All three children loved, and my husband said that this soup is a keeper. Thanks for the recipe.

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ChiroMommy April 19, 2010

I found this very tasty. I did have to tweek it to my own tastes by adding a little more tomato and some brown sugar. I needed to get a sweeter taste, as I don't think kale is one of my favorite cooked greens.But, it is supposed to be so good for you when I found this recipe I knew I had to give it a try, and was glad I did..I may add spinach the next time though.

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cooking-BAG April 18, 2009

I really enjoyed this chunky soup. I made it exactly as written and I found it to be very satisfying. Next time I will not add the thyme as I found that particular spice too overpowering. Otherwise it was great! Thanks for posting.

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LI-Ray April 15, 2009

This has a nice flavor, but I wasn't super fond of the chunky kale. For the leftovers, I blended all but the beans to make a less chunky soup and liked that much better.

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CongoGirl January 12, 2009

WOW, a co-worker gave me a HUGE brunch of kale and yesterday was a rainy, dreary day so I decided to make this simple soup. WOW, but what a great soup. I had all the ingredients except I only had canned tomatoes with chiles. These gave the soup a nice bit of heat. I will make this again. Thanks for a very nice soup recipe.

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Maryland Jim September 28, 2008

If using fresh kale, blanch it first.

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Mrs J B August 08, 2008
Kale and Bean Soup