Kale and Cabbage Soup


I made this kale and cabbage soup 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).

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 4 tomatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 8 cups hot water

  • ½ head green cabbage, shredded

  • ½ cup beef base

  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 bunch kale, chopped


  1. Combine tomatoes, butter, dried minced onion, salt, and black pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Add celery, onion, garlic, and bay leaves; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add tomato mixture; cook and stir another 5 minutes.

  3. Remove and discard bay leaves; add water, green cabbage, beef base, herbes de Provence, and red pepper flakes. Partially cover the pot and simmer until cabbage is very tender, about 20 minutes.

  4. Stir in kidney beans and kale; partially cover the pot and continue cooking until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
8g Fat
25g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 3229mg 140%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 107mg 536%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 707mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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