Kale and Bean Soup

  Enjoy this warm, hearty Kale and Bean Soup!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch kale, washed, stems removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3-4 carrots, sliced
  • 3-4 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 cans of white beans, like Great Northern
  • 1 package of extra firm tofu
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

1.    In a large soup pot, heat oil.

2.    Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery.  Saute until the onion is transparent.

3.    Add broth, kale, bay leaves, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and pepper.

4.    Simmer ┬Ż hour.

5.    Add tofu and beans and heat another 10 minutes.

Note:  you can reserve 1 cup broth and 1 can of beans, mix in blender or food processor until smooth and add for a thicker broth. 

 

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