I love Kale White Bean Soup. So much. All sorts of versions. But I have a dirty little nutritionist secret for you…
I actually hate kale.
Not ALL kale things. I like some some. Like this kale white bean soup, for example. I like Kale Caesar Salad (my Dump version anyway) for some reason. But otherwise… forget it.
Kale chips? Yuck.
Braised kale? No way. Not even bacon can save it.
Kale smoothies? Oh man. I have bad experience with those.
So you see…when it comes to kale, I am picky. But… when it comes to the kale white bean soup recipe below, I am delighted. Perhaps it’s the fat from the parmesan that balances out the bitter. Perhaps its the fact the kale has been soaked in a delicious bone broth.
Kale is so darn good for you (especially cooked) — I am overjoyed I love to eat it ONE way.
So there you have it. I give you the one way I love to eat kale below.
Note 1: Feel free to use your favourite white bean. I usually use cannellini (white kidney) beans. But for the first time ever I used Great Northern’s. LOVE those, too.
Note 2: Feel free to skip on the sausage entirely. I like the addition of smoke and fat, but it’s tasty without it. My personal preference is to use smoked sausage (and easier to find clean versions of), but kielbasa is sometimes more appealing to the youngsters.
Let me know how it turns out in the comments 🙂