nutritional information


  • Calories: 165
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 543 mg
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Sugar: 7 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

White Bean and Kale Soup

White Bean and Kale Soup

Serves 6

"My soup was inspired by the seasonal ingredients available at the farmers' market in Boulder, Colorado," explains Amanda Mauser, a 14-year vegetarian and student at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Colo. "I used smoked paprika to provide the smoky flavor of the pork found in traditional Portuguese kale soup."
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 1 small garnet yam, peeled and diced (1 cup)
  • 1 Tbs. smoked sweet paprika, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Tbs. curry powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 15.5-oz. cans great Northern beans, drained and rinsed, divided
  • 2 Tbs. 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. Purée 1 cup beans with 3/4 cup water in blender or food processor. Add purée and remaining beans to soup. Simmer 10 minutes, then stir in vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle each serving with paprika.

March 2008

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I followed this recipe to a 'T' and found the flavor profile to be great! I'm a big fan of curry & paprika, though. My only complaint was that I thought it turned out a little too thin/"brothy". But, that's just my opinion. So, I took another commenter's advice and threw in some cooked bulgur, after the fact. Thickened it up beautifully and made for great take-to-work lunches!

Shannon - 2016-04-06 17:42:01

The addition of a little bit of Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo can really make this soup sing!

Norman - 2015-08-29 14:21:33

I added a little onion powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and 2/3 cup of uncooked quinoa while it was simmering for a half hour and it kicked this soup up quite a notch.

Susan V - 2015-03-18 00:58:11

I made the white bean and kale soup. I put carrots instead of a yam and it was great. Thanks!

Sandra Williams - 2015-02-25 01:10:24

Just made this. Delish!! Thank You

jackaline - 2015-02-07 18:44:38

Beautiful soup! One of the best I've made in a long time. I found it anything but bland--in fact, I think I would cut down on the curry powder next time. Maybe I have a different kind of curry powder than the reviewer below who found it bland. I didn't have smoked paprika, so used Trader Joe's South African Smoke blend, and I also added some garlic. Do give this soup a try.

Terran - 2014-06-15 00:38:38

This soup is delicious!

Sharon - 2014-03-18 01:01:11

I made this today and substituted kidney beans for white beans because they were what I had in my pantry. This is a great soup!

Alisa - 2014-03-01 21:03:53

Healthy soup

Jan - 2014-03-01 00:45:31

I can't even tell you how many times I've made this soup. It lends itself very well to all kinds of experimentation. My family always loves my "experiments" :-)

Laurie - 2014-02-27 23:43:21

This a very good nourishing soup. It was well received. Susan

Susan Strom - 2013-10-22 04:04:17

Soup was OK but bland. I added a little tamari--I'm not a salt lover but this needed a little boost.

Gertie - 2013-10-15 01:44:46

Thought this was terrible. Followed it exactly. No one ate it way too smoky tasting.

nichole - 2013-09-18 22:14:57

This soup is a big hit at our house. I've made it a few times now and like these modifications. Add about a dozen dried shitake, sliced. Use the water for reconstituting the shitake as stock. Fresh lemon or lime juice instead of vinegar. Smoked salt instead of regular for even more smoke flavor. Enjoy!

dyson - 2013-03-17 21:29:12

My goodness! Couldnt stop eating long enough to say how delicious this soup is! I subbed sweet potato for white (all I had) and used Hot Paprika instead of smoked...this is too awesome. In less than an hour a meal is on the table..add a salad and some crusty bread..yummo!

CeCe - 2013-03-17 21:01:55