Tomato-Kale Soup

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My parents got me a year subscription to a magazine called Cuisine At Home for Christmas.  It’s a great magazine filled with recipes related to the season and/or month the issue is out.  I was looking through the February issue and I came across this recipe for Tomato-Kale Soup.  The recipe was easy; simple ingredients and about 30 minutes total to cook.  Kale is a great food to add to your diet since is full of fiber and calcium.  The magazine suggested that this soup be made for lunch for a week but I decided to make it for dinner. They also suggested to add a 15 oz can of cannellini beans to add more fiber and protein to the soup. This is completely vegetarian however I only had chicken broth in the pantry and I used that instead of the vegetable broth that is called in the recipe.  The flavor definitely got better with age and the last bowl I ate tasted so good that I can’t wait to make this again.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cans low-sodium diced tomatoes in juice (28 oz each)
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 8 cups chopped kale (1 bunch)
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • black pepper to taste

Sweat onion, garlic and pepper flakes in oil in a large pot over medium-low heat until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes and broth, increase heat to high, and bring soup to a boil.

I used my emulsion blender to break up the tomatoes and onion a little bit. This step is completely optional.

Stir in kale, vinegar, and salt; simmer 15 minutes. Season soup with black pepper.

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3 responses »

  1. I didn’t do the low sodium route. Also added some chopped squash. Cut the broth to 2 cups so it was a thicker stew like soup. Topped with parmesan cheese. Very tasty.

  2. Very tasty and so quick and easy. Next time I make it, I think I’m going to try roasting some tomatoes or maybe some fire roasted canned tomatoes.

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