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White Bean and Kale Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins

White Bean and Kale Soup recipe is perfect for cozy nights in! It's loaded with flavor and real ingredients that are nutritious and filling! Great meal-prepping recipe!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale soup, white bean and kale soup, white bean soup
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 228 kcal
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, finely diced
  • 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • 3 cups dried white beans, note 1
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 cups kale, stem removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Transfer the beans to a large bowl, sorting through the beans to remove any bad beans or pebbles, and cover with water. Allow the beans to soak overnight or for 8 huors.

  2. Drain the beans, and set aside.

  3. Place oil oil in a large dutch oven or soup pot and heat on medium heat.

  4. Add the onions, carrots, and celery to the dutch oven and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

  5. Add oregano, thyme, sage, beans, and vegetable stock to the dutch oven and mix until combined.

  6. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and leave the lid slightly askew on the pot. Simmer for 1.5 hours, or until the beans are tender.

  7. Stir in the chopped kale and cook for another 5 minutes or until kale is tender.

  8. Add the lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  9. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

How to use canned beans - Use (2-3) 15-ounce cans of white beans, drain and rinse them. Follow all steps as directed, but only simmer for 30 minutes. 

Nutrition Facts
White Bean and Kale Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.7g6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Sodium 149mg6%
Carbohydrates 52.5g18%
Fiber 27g113%
Sugar 2.9g3%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.