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Vegetarian Kale Soup #recipe

I love KALE! I make delicious baked chips, add in my smoothies or make beef and rice rolls -much like cabbage rolls, etc. Needless to say, kale soup is "must" in my family around this time of the year. 
Sometimes I would add smoked sausages, sometimes smoked meat/bones/ribs, but most of the time I make this hearty, earthy vegetarian version. It is also very simple and light recipe, inexpensive, especially if you are on a tight budget, and guess what even though, Kale is all year round vegetable, it is actually in season during the winter time. 
So eat more Kale now, because it is great for your body and mind, raw or cooked- in juices, salads, soups and stews, etc. 
The way I make my Kale soup may sound more like a stew, because of all the ingredients that I am using in the recipe, but that's why it's so rich in flavor. Kale soup is done in about 30 minutes or less and it tastes amazing!

Last week I made it pretty early, because I'm volunteering for a few hours in my kid's school, so to save on the time I made it earlier before I left my house. With that being said, I ate it at 9 am. Yep! It was a cold morning and it felt so good to eat it right away when it was piping hot. 
I hope you try this winter season. If you are a kale lover, then I am sure that you will love this recipe. 
Vegetarian Kale Soup

Vegetarian Kale Soup
Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk Celery
  • 1 large Carrot, sliced
  • 4 potatoes (medium size), peeled and cubed
  • 3 Cups Fresh Kale, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 Vegetable Bouillon (preferably Organic)
  • 4 Cups Vegetable broth, (read notes)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Vegetarian Kale Soup

Directions:
  1. In a large pot, put oil with chopped onion and garlic; cook for a few minutes, stirring then add sliced carrot. 
  2. Peel and cube or quarter potatoes and add to the pot, stir, then add washed and chopped Kale. 
  3. Pour Vegetable stock and water, season with salt and pepper to taste and add bouillon, stir, cover and cook on medium high until potatoes are tender, and not falling apart (about 15 minutes).
  4. Serve hot, or once it's cooled to room temperature pour into the fridge, safe container with a lid. It can be refrigerated for up to 2 days (but it's the best of it is eaten the same day).
Enjoy!

NOTE*
  • Yes, you can add other vegetables!
  • I recommend to be up to 48hr in the fridge because I never had this dish longer than 2 days, so I am sticking to what I know accorded by my own taste experience. It is true that it always tastes better when eaten right away.
  • Yes, you can use frozen Kale, even fresh or frozen Spinach and/or Collard greens is working very well with this recipe. 
  • You can replace vegetable broth with just a water or chicken stock if you are not vegetarian. So, instead of adding 4 cups of vegetable broth you would add 4 cups of water or chicken/beef broth. Same goes for the Bouillon. You can add any that you have on hand. Also, if I am adding only water and there is no broth of any kind for my soup, I like to add 2 Bouillon cubes, and adjust the taste with salt and pepper. 
  • Add smoked sausage or smoked neck bone would work wonders for this dish. (Link in this post is not paid link, I just want to show you visually what product I am referring)
Vegetarian Kale Soup #recipe





Wishing you all beautiful weekend ahead! 
Your friend,
Sandra 

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8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful kale soup, it looks so delicious!
    The ingredients are perfect! And of course I shall check out the bake sale, it is a disaster that the world needs to help overcome!

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. Thank you so much Guru, I hope you will be able to participate in donating some goodies! Thanks!

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  2. Your soup looks so comforting, just what I'd crave on a chilly evening!

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    1. Indeed! It's perfect for cold evenings! Thanks Laura!

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  3. I have just bought a big bunch of kale and I'm sooo cooking this soup :-)

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    1. I hope you do! It's so simple, yet delicious! Thank you

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  4. This is THE soup you were talking about. I love kale too. Such a great nutritious veggies that taste wonderful! Can't wait to eat a huge bowl!

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    1. Yes, that's the soup! :D Oh I love how light it is and at the same time you get so full. Thank you Nami!

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