Today I’m sharing a super easy vegetable soup with kale recipe great for anytime of the year. It’s easy to make and a healthy option for lunch or dinner.
So here we go!
Vegetable Soup with Kale Recipe
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1 yellow squash, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried sage
- 1 -14 oz can of diced tomatoes with juices
- 1 -15 1/2 oz can of white beans drained and rinsed
- 6 cups of vegetable stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups of kale
To start, get a nice big pot… and believe me when I say you will need a good size pot. I chose my second largest and had to pour it all into my largest about half way through! This recipe makes a decent amount of soup… our family of four had leftovers for a couple of days. Yum!
In the pot, heat up your olive oil just until fragrant. Add the onion and cook gently for about 2 minutes, and then add your garlic.
After one minute, add the carrot, diced tomatoes, thyme, sage, and veggie broth to the mix. Let that simmer for a bit while you work on the next step.
Next, take half of your white beans ( I used Great Northern ) and place them in a shallow bowl or plate and mash with a fork.
When the beans are mashed, scoop them into the pot with the rest of the whole beans. Stir everything together and season with salt and pepper if you wish. Simmer for 45 minutes to one hour.
(This is the point when I realized that the soup would not fit all into one pot… I’m sharing this point because I think it’s important to enjoy cooking. Frustrations are going to pop up! Mistakes are going to happen! That’s ok! God did not call us to be picture perfect chefs. We cook out of love for our families, and that’s what matters. Thankfully this recipe is pretty simple so not too much to mess up.)
The final step is to add in the rest of your veggies. I chose kale instead of spinach because I just LOVE the crunch! That’s part of the beauty of this recipe as well. If you don’t have all the exact ingredients, you can substitute and play with it. If your family doesn’t like one veggie, keep it out! If they love it, add more! This is a very flexible recipe.
Once everything is mixed into the pot, simmer for an addition 3 minutes. Then serve while hot or refrigerate until ready to serve.
I hope you all love this recipe as much as we did! Mmmm… looking at these pictures again is making me hungry! Maybe I will make this again next week!
Adapted from : For the Love of Cooking