Hearty Kale and Bean Vegetable Soup


We can all use some comforting superfood in our lives. This soup takes the cake for feeling like you’re eating a hug. It’s hot and hearty, packed with flavor and nutrients for a healthy pick-me-up. As soon as you make it once, you’ll know what I mean.

Hearty Kale and Bean Vegetable Soup

Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bag chopped kale
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 6 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, diced
  • White pepper, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Sprigs fresh parsley and thyme
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Optional for dairy- grated Parmesan for serving
  • Optional for meat- add cheek meat and marrow bones


  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large, heavy soup pot. Add the onion, carrot, celery, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, add more salt to taste, and cook, stirring often, 20 minutes or until the tomatoes have reduced slightly.
  • Add the broth, tomato paste, and sugar. Simmer for 1 ½ minutes. Add the potatoes, salt, white pepper, and paprika to taste. Bring to a boil, add the herbs, cover and simmer 20- 30 minutes until the potatoes are just about tender.
  • Add the kale. Simmer for 10 minutes, until the kale and potatoes are tender and the soup is fragrant.
  • Stir in the beans and chickpeas and heat through for 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning. Serve immediately.


  • You can replace the bay leaf and fresh parsley and thyme with 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning.
  • Author: ChezChaya
    Calories: 300kcal
    Course: Uncategorized

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