Hearty Kale and Bean Soup

Insulated container filled with a hearty kale and bean soup

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Insulated container filled with a hearty kale and bean soup

Hearty Kale and Bean Soup

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  • Author: Toni Okamoto
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This Hearty Kale and Bean Soup soup will warm you up and keep you going for the rest of your day! Perfect for an on-the-go lunch!


  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 ribs of celery
  • 2 carrots, diced or sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 head of broccoli or cauliflower, cut into florets (or one bag of frozen)
  • 1 large potato, diced (sweet potato or russet preferred)
  • 1 bunch of kale, finely chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can of diced tomatoes, in their juices
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans of beans (your choice), drained and rinsed
  • 6 cups of water
  • 4 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano or Italian seasoning, optional
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 squeeze of lemon juice, optional
  • Hot sauce, optional


  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the oil. Once the oil is heated, add in the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Saute for about 3 or 4 minutes, or until onions become tender and translucent.
  2. Add in the broccoli or cauliflower, potatoes, kale, tomatoes in their juices, beans, water, bouillon cubes, seasonings, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, cover, and let it simmer for 20 minutes. You’ll know it’s finished if the potatoes are tender.

Keywords: kale soup, bean soup, vegan soup, healthy dinner, veggie soup, vegetarian, protein, plant protein, gluten free, soy free, nut free

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