top down view of a white bowl with black rim filled with kale quinoa and white bean soup

5 from 8 reviews

Hearty and healthy, this colorful quinoa soup with kale & white beans will warm your tummy and brighten your spirit!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or 1/4 cup water/broth  (for water saute)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped (leaves ok too)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons herbs de provence or thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender, optional
  • pinch of red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup dried quinoa
  • 2 cans (15 oz.) white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, with juices (fired roasted pref.)
  • 78 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 package (5 oz.) baby kale or 1 small bunch*
  • mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste


In a large pot or stock pot, heat oil over medium heat, add onion and saute for 5 minutes, until translucent. Add in garlic, celery, carrots and herbs/spices, cook another 2 minutes or so. Add in the quinoa, beans, tomatoes and vegetable broth, bring to a boil, cover, turn heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes. Add in kale and keep on low heat, stirring occasionally, until kale wilts (baby kale will wilt faster than a typical bunch of kale).

Serve with crusty bread and a light dusting of almond parmesan.

Serves 4 – 6


Make this oil-free by useing 1/4 cup of water in place of the oil for a water saute.

*If using a bunch of kale, remove the center stem and juilenne or roughly chop the leaves.

Use cannellini, great northern, navy beans or chickpeas. If using freshly made beans from scratch, use about 3 to 3 1/2 cups.

How To Store Leftover

  • Refrigerator: Leftovers will keep for 5 – 6 days in the refrigerator, stored in a covered container.
  • Freezer: This soup freezes well for up to 2 – 3 months! My favorite way to freeze soup is in these freezer safe meal prep containers. You can also freeze larger portions in large ziplock bags.
  • Reheat: Simply re-warm on the stovetop or the microwave. It makes a great meal prep for the week with homemade no knead bread or Naan on the side for soaking up the juices.