Easy White Bean and Kale Soup

Easy White Bean and Kale Soup is a healthy, delicious 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 anyway. 🙂

This Easy White Bean and Kale Soup is one of my favorite soups, and I originally posted it 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!

I felt bad for doing that to my friend, but it’s back in all it’s healthy, delicious glory.

What I love about this soup is that it’s completely plant-based yet it’s really 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 veggie 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!

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.

Whip up a batch of this Easy White Bean and Kale Soup and you’ve got a healthy lunch or dinner during the week, and it freezes well too!

Whether you’re living in freezing cold conditions or dealing with rainy weather, this soup is just the cozy, comforting food that you need.

It’ll warm you heart and soul. 🙂

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

Easy White Bean and Kale Soup

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

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 low sodium vegetable broth
  • sprig 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

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot or Dutch oven.  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.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.  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.  Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Nutrition information was calculated using My Fitness Pal and is meant to be an estimate only.  The numbers will change based on recipe substitutions and brands that are used.  No added salt was incorporated into the nutrition information and it’s a personal preference.
  • This soup is completely customizable with whatever veggies that you have on hand and is freezer-friendly.

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 6 servings

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 160
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 454mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 7g