I made this recipe as a spin-off of Portuguese kale soup. I liked it so much! I like to serve this with freshly squeezed lemon juice or grated Parmesan cheese (but not both).

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine tomatoes, butter, dried minced onion, salt, and black pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a simmer, place a cover on the saucepan, and cook at a simmer for 15 minutes.

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  • Heat olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Cook and stir celery, onion, garlic, and bay leaves in hot oil until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add tomato mixture; cook and stir another 5 minutes.

  • Remove and discard bay leaves. Pour water into the stock pot. Stir green cabbage, beef base, herbes de Provence, and red pepper flakes into the water. Loosely cover the stock pot and cook the mixture for 25 minutes.

  • Stir kidney beans and kale into the soup. Again loosely cover the pot and continue cooking another 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 10.6g 21% DV; carbohydrates 25g 8% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 3.8mg 1% DV; sodium 3229.2mg 129% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2014
I really liked this soup a lot and will definitely make it again. I originally tried it because I felt the need for some greens and all that kale and cabbage fit the bill! Like the previous reviewer I was surprised to find it a tad bland considering all the garlic and spice but I added some tumeric for colour and then a little onion powder and just under a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and it really gave it that little kick I felt it needed. I wanted to try some ginger in it but didn't have any on hand. And finally I grated a generous amount of old white cheddar on top and it tasted just great. Even my husband and my toddler loved it! Thanks much for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2015
Followed recipe just tasted bland. Maybe leftovers might taste better tomorrow. I'll save it in my recipe box just incase. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2014
I really liked this soup a lot and will definitely make it again. I originally tried it because I felt the need for some greens and all that kale and cabbage fit the bill! Like the previous reviewer I was surprised to find it a tad bland considering all the garlic and spice but I added some tumeric for colour and then a little onion powder and just under a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and it really gave it that little kick I felt it needed. I wanted to try some ginger in it but didn't have any on hand. And finally I grated a generous amount of old white cheddar on top and it tasted just great. Even my husband and my toddler loved it! Thanks much for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2016
Good hearty healthy soup. Changes made: added 3 Italian sausages 2 chopped potatoes eliminated beef stock used 1 litre chicken broth for part of liquid used 28oz canned tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes. Made in crock pot evening before using and continued cooking in crock pot the day it was served. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2013
I really like this soup. We have made it twice now and enjoyed it both times. It is a little bland although the flavor seems to get stronger as time goes by. I might play a little with different spices in the future but overall it is yummy and very filling. My whole family likes it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2015
Followed recipe just tasted bland. Maybe leftovers might taste better tomorrow. I'll save it in my recipe box just incase. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
Surprisingly good. Nice way of getting healthy vegetables in a simple dish. Even my children loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2015
Tasty soup and I'll likely make it again when I have the ingredients on hand. I did make two changes I substituted a can of diced tomatoes for the fresh and I added six ounces of diced leftover roast beef. I think the beef pieces put it closer to a 4.5 on our rating scale as we do like actual meat in the soup. The "beef base" I used was a homemade concentrate. It may have been more concentrated and with more seasonings than others might have used and that may be the reason we didn't find it lacking in flavor as some other reviewers did. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2016
I really liked this soup after making a couple of small adjustments including replacing the beef base with 2 veggie cubes using thyme and rosemary instead of herbs de provence and using chopped onion in place of minced onion. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2018
making right now and it smells fantastic! I only had 3 tomatoes so i added a can of diced tomatoes too. per other reviewers i decided i would add some tumeric for color and a little apple cider vinegar and a little ginger. I thought i may have put too much got a little worried but i tasted it and it was very good. serving with cheddar bread tonight! thanks for the recipe Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2016
Not sure why it calls for dried onion with the tomatoes esp. when raw onions go into the stock pot. As for taste I added enough spices so it would have flavor but it was still not that interesting. So I put a boatload of parmesan on it and in subsequent bowls I added some half and half. That worked for me. Read More