Vegetarian Cannellini Bean and Kale Soup Recipe

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Vegetarian Cannellini Bean and Kale Soup
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  1. Soak the beans overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse.
  2. Heat 3T of olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, leek, celery, carrot, and garlic and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add half the rosemary, half the thyme, all of the parsley, all of the vegetable broth, and the chopped plum tomatoes with the juice from the can. When the mixture comes to a boil, add the dried beans. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 2 hours or until the beans are soft. If the soup gets too thick, add a little water to thin it.
  4. If you have a hand-held blender, process until about half of the beans are smooth. Otherwise transfer half of the soup to a blender and process. Pour the puree back into the soup pot, add salt and pepper to taste, and then add the chopped kale. Cook for another 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile in a microwave safe small bowl, add the remaining 3T olive oil, the rest of the chopped rosemary and thyme, and microwave on high for about 1 minute.
  6. When the soup is done, drizzle the olive oil mixture on top. Serve with a rustic bread and (if you eat cheese) plenty of parmesan.
  7. Note: When using dried beans, the cooking times can vary widely depending on how old the beans are. Younger beans might be done in an hour. Older beans could take 3 hours. So keep your eye on the soup!
  8. To substitute canned beans, use 1-15oz can of Cannellini Beans and 1-15oz can of Borlotti beans. You'll also need to adjust the cooking time: Simmer the soup for 20 minutes, puree, add the Kale, and simmer for another 20 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 178.33 Kcal (747 kJ)
Calories from fat 128.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.3g 22%
Cholesterol 0.05mg 0%
Sodium 64.43mg 3%
Potassium 140.44mg 3%
Total Carbs 10.28g 3%
Sugars 2.22g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3.32g 13%
Protein 3.19g 6%
Vitamin C 6.8mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 31mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 156.29 Kcal (654 kJ)
Calories from fat 112.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.53g 22%
Cholesterol 0.04mg 0%
Sodium 56.47mg 3%
Potassium 123.08mg 3%
Total Carbs 9.01g 3%
Sugars 1.94g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.91g 13%
Protein 2.79g 6%
Vitamin C 5.9mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.6mg 4%
Calcium 27.1mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.1
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

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