Lisa didn't know what to do with her kale, so she created a soup that is amazing and full of essential vitamins!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the onion and kale in the hot oil until the kale is soft, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic, carrot, and garbanzo beans and cook together for about 5 minutes. Pour the chicken broth into the pot. Season with the red pepper, salt, and black pepper. Simmer until the carrot and garbanzo beans are tender, about 20 minutes.

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  • As the soup simmers, crumble the sausage into a skillet over medium heat. Cook until entirely browned, breaking the sausage into small pieces with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Stir the cooked sausage into the soup just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 13.1g 26% DV; carbohydrates 30.7g 10% DV; fat 11.8g 18% DV; cholesterol 21.6mg 7% DV; sodium 550.3mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2010
This soup was great! I followed the recipe as written but made it before work and put all into the slow cooker after cooking the kale down a little. I did not add the sausage as the soup was flavorful and peppery without it but will add some later for my husband as he's more likely to eat it with the meat. I was uncertain at first as I've tried kale and some other greens before and found them too bitter but this soup was a wonderful way to get the health benefits of kale and the other vegetables without the disadvantages of canned high sodium soups. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/18/2011
Too spicy and we usually like heat. The broth lacks flavor like it needed more herbs and spices. I enjoyed using up my Kale but I won't be making this again. No one was wow'd by it at all. (FYI--I did not make any changes to this recipe; everything was cooked as directed.) Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2010
This soup was great! I followed the recipe as written but made it before work and put all into the slow cooker after cooking the kale down a little. I did not add the sausage as the soup was flavorful and peppery without it but will add some later for my husband as he's more likely to eat it with the meat. I was uncertain at first as I've tried kale and some other greens before and found them too bitter but this soup was a wonderful way to get the health benefits of kale and the other vegetables without the disadvantages of canned high sodium soups. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2010
A good hearty soup to start. I ended up adding a few more things for flavor and heartiness. I added a tsp each of parsley thyme and rosemary doubled the garlic and added one cup of diced tomatoes in juice a cup of white wine and a handful of chopped mushrooms. I also tossed in some chopped cooked kielbasa toward the end of cooking to add more protein. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
This recipe is excellent! I served it over brown rice and added less broth so it was more of a stew than a soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2010
I'm rather new to eating kale and this was the perfect recipe to start with. I did cut back on the red pepper and used a mild italian sausage for my kids but it still had a subtle heat to it. Talk about aromatics! This soup had my mouth watering before I even added the stock. My husband the kids and I all loved it. I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2010
Now really does anything need 2 tablespoons of crushed red pepper flakes? Could do with much less otherwise a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2010
I LOVE soup. I found this to be the tastiest I've ever made. AND I happen to be one of those who really likes spicy hot. So in addition to the 2T of red pepper flakes I added jalapeno peppers. Thanks Lisa! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2010
I would give it 5 stars but I thought it had way too much crushed red pepper. I followed the recipe (except I cut the red pepper flakes by half). Wonderful recipe and I plan to make this again and often! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2010
I LOVE kale! It's so nutritious and delicious. This soup was great and I would have given it 5 stars had it called for less red pepper flakes. It was so so spicy that I had to add more broth to tone it down. I will definitely make this again but with a third or so of the red pepper flakes. I didn't use the sausage but I did make tiny little meatballs which were great in this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2012
Fantastically easy and a great use for kale. I did find it a bit too spicy and next time I will reduce the red pepper flakes. But there will be a next time!:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/18/2011
Too spicy and we usually like heat. The broth lacks flavor like it needed more herbs and spices. I enjoyed using up my Kale but I won't be making this again. No one was wow'd by it at all. (FYI--I did not make any changes to this recipe; everything was cooked as directed.) Read More
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