Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kale Soup

More soup! 'Tis the season for warm bowls of delicious and nutritious soup to get us through the cold winter months. I liked this soup better than the leek soup I made recently. All the garlic and onion gave it a bit of a punch. Good for the clearing of sinuses.


Extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves
1/2 large yellow onion
1 shallot
3 small russet potatoes, unpeeled and diced
4 cups (1 quart) vegetable broth
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk *
6 cups kale leaves, stems removed
Salt and pepper to taste
Sour cream for garnish *


1. In a food processor, chop garlic, onion, and shallots. Lightly coat the bottom of a large soup pot with olive oil. Sauté garlic, onions, shallots, and diced potatoes for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper.

2. Add vegetable stock, water, and milk. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer 20 minutes until potatoes are cooked through and soft. Add kale and stir. Cook for 3 minutes.   

3. Transfer to a blender or food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. Return soup to soup pot and keep warm on low heat until ready to serve. Garnish with sour cream. 

*To make this a vegan dish, use almond milk instead of regular milk and omit sour cream


  1. Good for clearing sinuses? May have to make this ASAP!

  2. That looks so good. And kale is so good for you. I must try this!