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Monday, February 27, 2012

Garlic Kale & Potato Soup

Garlic Kale Potato Soup
Mondays are a good night for an easy dinner.  At our house, we don't get home from our afternoon activities until 5:00pm, so a dish we can whip up quickly is a must.  Ironically, it is our allergy shots (a 40-minute drive from home) that keep us out so late!

This soup is so simple to make, and layered with subtle flavors.  The significant amount of onion and garlic gives the soup a mellow base, the bitter kale plays off the creamy potatoes, and the almost-raw tomatoes bring the whole dish together with a nice, acidic kick.  It is the tomatoes that make this soup special, so use the best ones you can get your hands on.  Heirloom tomatoes are delicious - the firmer the better for this dish.

Garlic Kale & Potato Soup

8 cups vegetable broth
3 Tbsp minced garlic
1 large onion, diced
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 bunch kale, chopped
1 medium tomato
salt & pepper
pinch of rosemary & thyme

Saute garlic and onion in oil 5 minutes.  Add broth, kale, and potatoes, and bring to a boil.  Simmer until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes.  Add spices, then serve with diced tomatoes on top.  The tomatoes are raw when you set them on the soup, but soften up as they sit in the heat.  You don't want them to be cooked, as their raw acidity is necessary to liven up the soup.

Shared with Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and Sunday Night Soup Night at Easy Natural Food and Just Another Meatless Monday at Hey What's For Dinner Mom? and the Homestead Barn Hop at the Prairie Homestead and Make Your Own Monday at Nourishing Treasures and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Gluten and Sugar Free and the Hearth and Soul Hop at Premeditated Leftovers and Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager and Traditional Tuesday at Whole New Mom and Real Food Wednesday with Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Gluten Free Wednesday at the Gluten Free Homemaker and Whole Food Wednesday at Beyond the Peel and Simple Lives Thursday at GNOWFLGLINS and Pennywise Platter at The Nourishing Gourmet.


  1. I'm trying to cook more with kale, and I love soups so I love to find recipes just like the one you posted! It looks lovely, can't wait to try! :)

  2. I love kale. i am going to have to try this. :)

  3. I thought I left a comment, if I did delete this one. Your soup looks amazingly delicious. I was thinking yesterday that I needed more meatless soups in my repetoire. Thanks for sharing this with the hearth and Soul Hop. Now I'm off to post it on FB which is why I came back to get your URL. :)

  4. This soup sounds so delicious, as well as being an absolute powerhouse of nutrients. It's the perfect soup for this time of year!

  5. that's brilliant! simple and delicious! i'm sick of creamy soups, so something chunky and hearty liek that is a welcoming change!

  6. I love this combination of vegetables, and I love tasty, simple soups! Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!

  7. This soup looks great, though I think I would like a bit of bacon in it. :) Thanks for sharing it at Gluten-Free Wednesdays.