Two-Bean Soup with Kale

1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups organic vegetable broth divided
7 cups stemmed, chopped kale (about 1 bunch)
2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black or red beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat.
Add onion, carrot, and celery, and sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Stir in 1/4
teaspoon salt and garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in 3 cups vegetable broth and kale.
Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until kale is crisp-tender.
Place half of cannellini beans and remaining 1 cup vegetable broth in a blender or
food processor; process until smooth. Add puréed bean mixture, remaining cannellini
beans, black beans, and pepper to soup. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5
minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, vinegar, and rosemary.

This looks like a tasty soup, I really like bean soups. I’ve never had kale in a soup before, I might have to give it a try.

I always make a new recipe exactly as written. I did that with this one, and it was very tasty. There was too much for us so I put the rest in the fridge for later. I pulled it out 2 days later, and put it on to heat. I added a pound of smoked sausage, and simmered for a while and it was more tasty.

Adding smoked sausage to it sounds really good, I bet it added a lot more flavor.