By Barbara Steele on March 06, 2003
Photo by Dine & Dish
Photo by Dine & Dish
"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!"
Serving Size: 1 (518 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"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."
"Excellent soup! I didn't change anything except to add 1/2 lb of spicy sausage and it gave great flavor. Will make again!"
"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."
"Excellent soup! The blended bean/broth mixture makes this nice and thick and the spices, onion, and garlic give it so much flavor. Just perfect!! You caught my eye with the health benefits of lutein in the tomato, but this is soooo delicious too. And kale is in the cabbage family which makes it a cancer preventative. One serving has all the adult daily requirement of vitamins A & C! Very easy to put together. I used great northern beans, and only one can because that's all I had. Topped it with a dash of cayenne and Nutritional Yeast 'Parmesan' recipe #49970. Thanks for my fabulous lunch today, Barbara! "
"Excellent recipe. It's so simple to make and has relatively few ingredients. I used my stick blender to puree a portion of the soup. This is my favorite way to puree soups. The flavor was so good I forgot to top it with the parmesan cheese. My husband said it was good even though it had spinach in it. I didn't tell him it was actually kale. After the soup was done cooking and after I sampled it I did add about a half cup of rice. It didn't change the flavor but made the vegetables more tolerable to my husband who is usually a vegetable hater. I will be making this again. Thank you for posting it!"
"YUM! I'm enjoying this soup now. Since cans are lined with BPA, I do not use canned foods. I substituted 1 c dried beans, soaked using the quick-soak method. I included the soaking water in the final product. I then used 2 3/4 cups fresh, diced tomoato. I added Hot Italian Chicken Sausage in with the onions in the beginning. YUM YUM YUM."
"I had my doubts when I started with this recipe because it doesn't contain any meat. Initially the first day I thought it was okay, but seemed lacking flavor. After a day and night in the fridge that seemed to make all the difference. I couldn't stop eating it. I followed the recipe exactly but added a little tabasco and I used Italian stewed tomatoes. Will make again. Thank you."
"Really excellent and actually healthy! I added some pieces of parmesean rind with the broth. They flavor the soup and become chewy and delicious."
"Loved It!!!!!! I added quite a bit more Kale than called for.We didn't even miss the meat. Hearty and delicious..."
"I LOVE this soup! As a vegetarian it's much easier to make my own soups than worry about how pre-made ones are prepared... and my very meat-loving boyfriend request this soup frequently!"
"This soup was really amazing. I never had Kale before and I really enjoyed it. Just make sure to cook it long enough so it's not bitter, taste as you go! I added black, canellini, and kidney beans and red peper flakes for some heat. I also used the canned tomatoes with chili's which I really enjoyed! i didn't pure anything and enjoyed the thinner broth! thanks for the recipe!!!"
"This is delicious. I halved the recipe since I'm the only kale eater. I used homemade stock, sliced my carrot, added 1 stalk sliced celery, red pepper flakes and 1/2lb LF smoked turkey sausage. I used rotel tomatoes as I always do and the flavor was awesome. Even though I made 1/2 I did add 1 extra cup of stock to compensate for the celery and sausage I added. I let a thick slice of cuban bread soak up the juice. I'm glad this rocks b/c I'll be eating it all week :)"
"Very easy and DELICIOUS! I love garlic so this is right up my alley! The only thing that I'm not a fan of is carrots so I left them out. Great soup that even my 8 year old enjoyed!"
"Delicious!! I've been trying to find ways to add kale to my diet and this soup is perfect. I've made it a few times now. Once I added diced chicken. Another time I doubled the amount of kale. And another time I used kidney beans instead of cannellini. Each time the flavor was wonderful. I'll make this again and again. Thanks for posting!!"
"I officially removed this recipe from my recipe book this week. I really like the ingredients so I keep trying to 'fix' it, but there are other better recipes out there. The biggest problem is too much liquid and not enough beans. The liquid or broth is not really high on flavor either. If not for the cheese on top at the end, it really would not be enjoyable. When my son, a big soup lover, asked me not to make this one anymore, I threw in the towel. Sorry."
"I have picky eaters that aren't always eager to try new healthy recipes, they all loved the soup! I used fresh carrots and Italian dressing spices. This recipe is a keeper;)"
"This was our first time to eat kale. This was a wonderful introduction to such a strong vegetable. Even our more selective eaters loved it. Thanks."
"Excellent!!! I used both types of beans plus a can of lentils. So good and comforting!"
"Wonderful Soup - Definitely a monthly soup for this winter!!!!"
"This soup is great! I did modify it slightly, though. Looking at the picture from "mamascooking", I could swear I saw cauliflower. So I add anywhere from 24oz. to 2lbs of cooked frozen cauliflower with the vegetables. Also, my daughter hates tomatoes so I swap out tomato sauce instead. The colors are so beautiful and it tastes so yummy! My whole family loves it, and it is a staple for us eating healthy and having a meatless meal."