Healthy Recipes

White Bean Soup With Kale

Fuel your muscles and support your eye health with this recipe.

White Bean Soup
Jason Houston
Jason Houston

It's no surprise that kale can support eye health, and the white beans in this recipe will help fuel your muscles.

White Bean Soup With Kale Prep time: 10 minutes
You'll need
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped thyme
  • 8 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups dry navy or great northern beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chopped kale leaves, tough stems removed
Directions 
1. Heat the oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion, carrot, and celery for 7 to 10 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic, and sauté until fragrant, 1 minute.
2. Add the thyme, and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the broth, beans, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil.
3. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until the beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
4. Partially purée the soup with an immersion blender, or transfer half the soup to a blender or food processor and purée before adding back to the stockpot.
5. Add the kale, and cook for 5 minutes. Season to taste. Ladle into warm bowls, and serve immediately.
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