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Kale and White Bean Soup with Turkey

I'd like to share with you my first real meal cooked in the new condo: Kale and White Bean Soup with Turkey. This soup is ridiculously simple to make, gets better with time, is really healthy and can be made vegetarian by eliminating ground turkey from the ingredient list. The sweetness of the carrots is a nice contrast to the heat from the chiles in adobo sauce.

Oh, and this was also the first time I tried out my brand new Ego light. I definitely need more practice.

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, peeled, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 pound ground turkey
salt & pepper
2 chile peppers in adobo sauce, chopped finely
3 hand fulls chopped kale
1 can cannellini beans (19 ounces), rinsed and drained
32 ounces vegetable broth
64 ounces water
parsley, chopped

1. Saute onion, carrots and garlic in olive oil till translucent.
2. Add ground turkey, salt and pepper and chile peppers and cook till the turkey is no longer pink.
3. Add kale and cook till it has wilted.
4. Add beans and all of the liquid. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
5. Serve with chopped parsley.

I've been eating this soup for about a week and am still not sick of it. It is really a great way to warm up during this season.

What's your favorite hearty one pot soup?


Sylvie said...

Looks healthy and delicious.

Delicious Dishings said...

Yay new condo!!

The soup looks delish! I tend to go for lentil soup or something with lots of veggies.

Laura said...

Looks delicious - I can't wait to try it! I'm crazy about thick vegetable barley soups and chilis... Perfect for warming up on winter days! Thanks for sharing!

Gastronomer said...

Congrats on the new condo! YAY!! And my fave one-potter is Pasta e Fagiole:


Capitol to Capital said...

I also just moved, and one of the first things I made on this frigid weekend was soup! Butternut squash and zucchini, then I added orzo after the veggies were pureed. It's as comforting as mac & cheese but without the fat of cheese, cream, and butter. It warms me up to the core. I'm looking forward to a lot more soups and stews this winter!

Paula - bell'alimento said...

I'd devour the entire pot of that right now. It looks incredibly delicious and comforting on this ridiculously cold night ; ) Lurvin the light too! Jealous ; ) xoxo

mary said...

Shits (as you would say). I want one of those!!!!!!!!

Jenna said...

Oooh! I've been making a ton of soup lately and I'm bored with chicken noodle - this looks like an awesome one to add to the list!

I love soup. Sometimes I even make it in summer (which is crazy in DC) because it's just such a great one-pot dish. And I have a newfound appreciation for great vegetable soup now that I work for Soupergirl.

Sasha said...

Congrats on the condo!

Carolyn Jung said...

I love those lights. I use them, too. I find that having two of them makes it easier, too. You should ask Santa for an extra one. ;)

Savory Simple said...

I have the same light, it definitely takes practice! Sometimes I get the shot right away and sometimes it gives way harsh shadows. The soup looks delish.

Ms. F said...

Congratulations on the condo!
This soup will be perfect for that week between Christmas and New Year's when I will very abruptly need a change of pace.

Anonymous said...

Delicious! I'll add this to my grocery list. Healthy soup will counter all the sweets in my holiday diet :)

Chef Fresco said...

I love white bean and kale - esp in soup. Look delicious!

BlueToYou said...

i like the photo of the Ego light. it gives you a back-stage feel!