Kale and white bean soup, the nutrient-dense recipe our bodies crave! This soup recipe is perfect for chilly nights when you want something cozy for dinner. This recipe is easy to make and packed with healthy ingredients.

Healthyish Brand: Kale and White Bean Soup

Kale is known as one of the most nutrient-dense veggies on the planet. It’s PACKED with vitamins, iron and antioxidants that have been known to ward off disease. In fact, kale is a natural source of quercetin and kaempferol, which are two antioxidants that combat inflammation, and in some cases, depression. To read more click here.

And while kale is undoubtably a healthy veggie, white beans also share some amazing superfood properties. They’re loaded with fiber, vitamins, iron and potassium making them a great addition to any healthy soup recipe. These little beans are also high in protein and have been known to boost metabolism.

I enjoyed my kale and white bean soup with a side of buttered french bread. However, toasted naan bread or a baguette would taste great as well. Looking for more soup recipes? Try my cabbage soup with orzo pasta or my immune boosting garlic and ginger soup.

Healthyish Brand: Kale and White Bean Soup
Healthyish Brand: Kale and White Bean Soup

Kale and White Bean Soup

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Ingredients

Soup:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, salted
  • 1 large white onion – diced – about 1 cup
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic – sliced thin
  • 4 large stalks of celery – evenly sliced – about 1 cup
  • 1 can of white beans – rinsed and drained
  • 2.5 cups packed kale , wash the kale, remove the stems, and chop small.
  • 16 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube for extra flavor
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional toppings:

  • grated parmesan cheese
  • red pepper flakes
  • fresh chopped Italian parsley

Equipment

  • soup pot
  • can opener

Instructions 

  • In a large soup pot over medium heat, add the olive oil and butter.
  • Add the diced onion, celery and garlic into the pot. Stir well.
  • Once the onions are translucent, add the chicken broth, water and bouillon cube. Stir well.
  • Next, you’ll add the white beans along with the kale.
  • Reduce the heat and let everything simmer over low heat.
  • Season the soup with salt and pepper.