Since I was feeling under the weather all last week, I wanted to make a soup, but also wanted something substantial since I couldn't eat much. This soup really is a meal, as opposed to most broth based soups. It's also very healthy with lots of vitamins and minerals from the kale and white beans. I added a spicy kick to mine with some Louisiana hot sauce, but if it's not your thing, leave it out.
Dolce was so excited, she was all like:
- 1-14 oz package turkey kielbasa
- 1 medium onion
- 1 bunch kale (about 4 cups)
- 1-15.5oz can cannellini beans
- 1 tablespoon veggie spice*
- Cooking spray
- 5 dashes Louisiana hot sauce (optional)
- Shredded Parmesan (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium sauce pan, heat chicken stock over low heat.
Meanwhile, slice the turkey kielbasa at an angle into 1 inch pieces. Spray a large soup pot with cooking spray and brown kielbasa over medium/high heat until slightly caramelized. Add onions and sweat just until translucent.
Remove ribs from the kale and roughly chop. Add to the soup pot and cook about 2 minutes, until wilted. Add the warm chicken stock, spices, hot sauce, salt, and pepper.
Simmer for at least 30 minutes. Ladle into bowls and garnish with Parmesan if desired.
*I had Veggie Spice, so I used that. It is a combination of celery, salt, bell peppers, garlic, onion and smoked sweet paprika.