Easy White Bean and Kale Soup

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Easy White Bean and Kale Soup is a healthy vegan soup packed with veggies, kale and hearty white beans!

Soup weather is in full swing over here in CA.  No, we don’t have snow and freezing cold temps like some parts of the nation, but we do have a considerable amount of rain after a very dry December.

Rain always gets me in the mood for soup.  Then again, I’m always in the mood for soup. πŸ™‚

This easy White Bean and Kale Soup is one of my favorite soup recipes, which I originally posted back in 2013 when I first started this blog. 

On a whim, I deleted the entire post this past fall because the whole thing needed revamping and the photos were dreadful.

I sort of forgot that there are a few family members and friends that have been following me ever since then and even use the recipes that I first published.  A friend of mine texted me and told me that she couldn’t find the recipe for my white bean kale soup any longer and it was one of their favorites.

Oooooops.

Lesson learned.

Easy White Bean and Kale Soup is a healthy, delicious vegan soup packed with veggies, kale and hearty white beans!

White Bean and Kale Soup

What I love about this soup is that it’s completely plant-based, yet it’s nice and hearty.  There are 2 cans of white beans in this soup, so it will stick to your ribs.

It’s also packed with veggies, fire roasted diced tomatoes and a whole bunch of kale.  I like to use dinosaur kale in this recipe, and I tear it in rustic fashion so that there are no tough kale stems in my soup.

The flavor comes from a good vegetable broth, fresh thyme (or dried), a bay leaf and some fresh lemon juice that’s added once the soup has finished cooking.

That lemon perks all of the flavors right up!

Easy White Bean and Kale Soup is a healthy, delicious vegan soup packed with veggies, kale and hearty white beans!

How to make White Bean Kale Soup

I love it when a healthy meal tastes so good that you want it again and again.  And pretty much everything you need for it is in your pantry or fridge.

The soup takes about 10 minutes of prep, 30 minutes of cook time, and it couldn’t be easier.

  • SautΓ© the onion, carrot and celery in a large pot or Dutch oven in olive oil until softened, 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, thyme, bay leaf and beans, and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Add the kale during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Remove the soup from heat and stir in the fresh lemon juice and adjust the seasoning as necessary.

Recipe tips and substitutions

  • Whip up a batch of this white bean and kale soup recipe for your meal prep lunch or dinner, or freeze a batch for those busy weeknights.
  • This soup is completely customizable with whatever vegetables that you have on hand.

Easy White Bean and Kale Soup is a healthy, delicious vegan soup packed with veggies, kale and hearty white beans!

Hungry for more soup?  See all of my Soup recipes.

More healthy recipes you’ll love:

Carrot ginger soup

Lentil chili

Quinoa bowls

Roasted Cauliflower Steak by Jessica Gavin

Vegetarian minestrone soup

White bean chard stew

 

Easy White Bean and Kale Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Easy White Bean and Kale Soup is a healthy vegan soup packed with veggies, kale and hearty white beans!

Easy White Bean and Kale Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 large stalk celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • (1) 15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups homemade or store bought vegetable broth
  • Sprig of thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • (2) 15 ounce cans white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bunch kale, torn
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot or Dutch oven.Β  Add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saute for 5-7 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, broth, sprig of thyme, bay leaf and beans and stir to combine.Β  Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.Β  Stir in the kale during the last 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.Β  Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Whip up a batch of this white bean and kale soup recipe for your meal prep lunch or dinner, or freeze a batch for those busy weeknights.
  • This soup is completely customizable with whatever vegetables that you have on hand.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 180mg Carbohydrates: 31g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g
Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

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