Italian Kale Cannellini Soup

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Nothing satisfies me more on a cold winters’ night than a warm soup (and probably a chocolate chip cookie afterwards). One-pot meals are quick and easy lunch and dinner recipes. This kale cannellini soup is exactly that and it packs lots of nutrient-rich kale as well as protein-packed cannellini beans.

This one-pot soup could be transfered to a thermos for work/school or frozen to be enjoyed at a later date. All you need is a little prep time and 30 minutes and you’ll be transported to Italy with this warm soup (ok maybe not Italy… Who wants to plan a trip with me now?).

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Italian Kale Cannellini Soup (serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes (you may also use tomato sauce but I love having chunks of tomatoes in the soup)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • Pink salt + pepper to taste
  • A pinch of chili flakes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can cannellini beans (19oz)
  • 4 cups kale, chopped

Directions:

1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat up 3 tablespoons of olive oil and add garlic, onion, oregano, rosemary, turmeric, chili flakes, salt, pepper and the can of diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
2. Once boiling, add the water, beans and kale and bring to a simmer for 20-30 minutes. The soup is ready when the kale is tender to your liking.

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Try out this one-pot soup and feel free to substitute you favorite bean in place of the cannellini beans if you’d like. Chickpeas would be great too!

happy cooking,

Sarah

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