Cozy up with a warm bowl of this well-balanced, nutrient dense soup. It cooks in one pot and will be ready in under 30 minutes!
Saute: In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil or water over medium heat, add leeks, carrots and celery and saute about 5 – 7 minutes (leeks should be softened and wilted). Add garlic and herbs & red pepper flakes, saute 1 minute more or until fragrant.
Boil & Simmer: Add liquids and beans, bring to a slight boil, add kale, turn down heat to low and cook until kale softens and wilts, about 5 minutes. Add lemon juice and salt & pepper to taste. Add extra water/broth as needed.
Serves 4 – 6
Add in 1/2 cup of orzo before bringing to a boil, cook soup at least 10 minutes on medium before adding the kale. Add an extra cup of water if needed.
Use 1 onion in place of the leeks if needed. Dice onion and cook the same as the leeks in this recipe.
Use baby kale in the tub (5 oz.) if you prefer.
Nutrition information is calculated using 1 Tbsp oil and 3 cups veggie broth.