White Bean and Kale Soup
From: Vegetarian Times
Servings: Serves 6
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced (1 cup)
3 cups chopped kale (I prefer lacinato kale for this recipe – flat, dark green leaf)
1 small garnet yam, peeled and diced (1 cup)
1-2 tsp. smoked sweet paprika, plus more for garnish
1 -2 tsp. curry powder
1 bay leaf
4 cups vegetable broth (I prefer BetterThanBouillon vegetable broth or no-chicken broth)
2 15.5-ounce cans great Northern beans, drained and rinsed, divided
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and cook 8 minutes, or until lightly caramelized, stirring often.
2. Add kale, and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until wilted. Stir in yam, paprika, curry powder, and bay leaf; cook 1 minute more, or until fragrant.
3. Add broth, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 30 minutes, or until kale and yam are tender. Puree 1 cup beans with 3/4 cup water in blender or food processor. Add puree and remaining beans to soup. Simmer 10 minutes, then stir in vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle each serving with paprika.
Calories 165, Total Fat 2.5 g, Saturated Fat .5 g, Sodium 543 mg, Carbohydrate 34 g, Fiber 10 g, Protein 9 g, Sugars 7 g
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet