Portuguese kale and bean soup


  • 1 Tbsp. of olive or canola oil
  • 6 to 8 cloves of garlic ( crushed or minced)
  • 1 large onion,chopped
  • 4 cups of kale chopped if fresh ( you can use frozen 2 or 3 pkgs. or if canned use 2 to 3 cans )
  • 4 cups of chicken or veggie broth
  • 2-15 oz. cans of white beans,any kind
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes or chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of chopped parsley


  • In a large pot, heat olive oil then add garlic and onion. Sauté these ingredients until soft.Add kale and sauté until wilted.Add 3 cups of the broth, 2 cups of beans, tomatoes, herbs,salt and pepper.Simmer 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Use a blender, or what have you, mix the remaining beans and broth until smooth.I bet your asking why, its to thicken the soup. Mix into soup.Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve it up in bowls and dress with parsley.

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