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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Portuguese Kale Soup

Portuguese Kale Soup
Makes 12 1-cup servings; Vegan

This hearty soup is a delicious way to enjoy calcium-rich kale. This is for a cold, rainy night in San Antonio and for me a cold, snowy night in Colorado Springs... Hope everyone is doing well and I miss all of you!

From my post on the San Antonio Sustainable Living Blog: This has been viewed 171 times to date...

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cups Vegetable Broth
1 large carrot, diced
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
2 russet potatoes, scrubbed and diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, undrained
1/2 pound fresh kale
1 7-ounce package vegetarian breakfast sausage links

Heat oil in a large pot and add onion, carrot, and celery. Cook over high heat, stirring often, until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium and stir in potatoes, garlic, oregano, basil, black pepper, and salt. Add water, then cover and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes.

Stir in beans and their liquid and broth. Cover and simmer until potatoes are just tender, about 10 minutes.

Remove stems from kale and chop leaves into small pieces. Add to soup.

Cut vegetarian breakfast sausage links into bite-size chunks and add to soup. Cover and simmer until kale is tender, about 5 minutes.

Per 1-cup serving

Calories: 127; Fat: 2.6 g; Saturated Fat: 0.4 g; Calories from Fat: 18.7%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 7.5 g; Carbohydrates: 19.6 g; Sugar: 1.8 g; Fiber: 4.1 g; Sodium: 334 mg; Calcium: 69 mg; Iron: 2.6 mg; Vitamin C: 12.2 mg; Beta Carotene: 1813 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.9 mg

Source: Healthy Eating for Life for Women by Kristine Kieswer; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

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