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What to do with Kale?

Kale & Kielbasa Soup

Lately, I've been making some yummy green drinks which my two year old son really seems to enjoy.  Crazy, right?  Well, today I decided I needed to use more of my kale - this time, in a soup.

2 handfuls of kale
1 pinch of salt
1 small white onion
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 of 14 oz kielbasa sausage (use all if meatier soup is desired)
5 cups of chicken broth (use a tad more if you feel it needs to be soupier or if you use more kielbasa)
1 can (rinsed & drained) cannellini beans
1 cup small pasta (small elbow or shells)

Start  off by blanching the kale with a pinch of salt.  Then I poured cold water on it to stop the cooking. (It can finish softening in the soup - the blanching keeps your soup from being green).

Next, put olive oil in stock pot, add diced onion and sliced kielbasa until onion is translucent.  Add minced garlic. 

After a few minutes, add the chicken broth.  When it begins to boil, add the kale, beans and pasta.  Cook for about 7 minutes and turn off burner.  Let sit until the pasta is soft.

When serving, adding some fresh lemon juice to it, adds a lot of freshness - and a yummy kick.

My 2 year old and I loved the soup.  My hubby wasn't too keen of the kale, but if my 2 year old can eat it, so can he :).  heehee!

If you try it, let me know and I hope you enjoy.
If you'd like you can add more salt and black pepper to taste - but for me, it was yummy as it was.



Anonymous said…
I like kale, can you post your green drink recipe? I dont have a juicer (yet)can you make it in a blender?
Yona Williams said…
I can see myself eating this soup. I love kielbasa.

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