Kale Veggie Soup

KALE VEGGIE SOUP
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Serves: 10
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Cooking Method: Stove Top

Ingredients

8 c vegetable or chicken broth
1 Tbsp olive oil, light (not extra virgin)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 clove garlic, minced
1 c carrots, chopped
1 green (or any color) bell pepper, chopped
1 c green beans, fresh, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 bunch curly kale, stems removed and leaves roughly chopped
1 can(s) diced tomatoes (you can use seasoned tomatoes and omit or reduce added seasonings)
1 can(s) cannelini beans, or bean of choice, drained (optional)
1 Tbsp variety of dried seasonings such as: parsley, oregano, thyme, or a blend such as italian seasoning or herbs de provence
1/2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
1 dash(es) hot sauce of choice (to taste), optional

The Cook

Margaret G Recipe
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Cleveland, OH (pop. 396,815)
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Member Since Mar 2013
Margaret's notes for this recipe:
This recipe is extremely flexible and forgiving. Substitute or add almost any veggie you like, or need to use up. Gotta have the Kale though. Kale stays hearty and toothsome in this soup, unlike other greens that wilt away to stringy mush. It successfully replaces noodles in adding substance to this vegetable soup. Not to mention it is one of nature's super foods. You can almost never eat too much kale! Serve with a slice of rustic whole wheat Italian bread for sopping up the broth.
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Directions

1
NOTE: Substitute any vegetables or beans you like in this recipe. The only essential veggies here is the onion, tomato (and even that is arguable) and of course the Kale. Carrots stongly recommened. Other suggestions include: Potatoes, corn, peas, celery, sweet potatoes, squash, cauliflower, broccoli, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, great northern beans, ANYTHING! Your total veggie amount, not counting the onions and tomatoes, should equal roughly 4 cups. Like I said, this recipe is insanely verstile and forgiving. Play around with the seasonings, too!
2
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, and sautee until starting to turn tender, about 4 minutes. Add carrots and bell pepper (if using) and saute 4 more minutes. Add remaining veggies, excpet kale, beans and tomatoes, and sautee just a few minutes.
3
Add broth, tomatoes, beans, and kale. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Add herbs and pepper and simmer 25 minutes.
4
Add salt and hot sauce, to taste.
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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Sep 25, 2013
Awesome recipe! I love kale and need to find more recipes to use it in. Yumm

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