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Kale Bean Soup Recipe

Kale Bean Soup

 I love kale, but sometimes all the chewing it requires makes me put off using it. To avoid that jaw-aching task, I put my beloved food processor to work.  Paired with some spices, this dish similarly resembles the creamy Indian spinach dish known as Saag.

Note:  Canned beans actually work well in this recipe because they tend to be a little undercooked. If cooking your own beans, keep them on the firm side, which will lend a nice consistency switch-up to the creamy soup.
 

Ingredients

  Kale Bean Soup

-1 onion, diced
-15 oz. can diced tomatoes
-15.5 oz can light kidney beans
-1 lb. kale, washed, stems removed, and roughly chopped
-1 slightly heaping Tbsp. curry powder
-1 tsp. garam masala
-1 tsp. coriander
-Scant 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
-1 Tbsp. olive oil
-1/4 cup chives
-Cholula, optional

Directions

In large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high.  Saute onions until translucent.  Add tomatoes and kale.  Stir in curry powder, garam masala, coriander, and garlic salt.  Cook until kale is tender but still bright green, 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat.

Transfer kale mixture into a food processor, leaving a few tomato and onion remnants in the pan, if desired.  Puree until smooth.  Return contents back to pan.  Stir in kidney beans.

Serve, topped with chives and cholula, if desired.