Potato Kale Soup
A classic comfort dish combining creamy potatoes and lemony fresh kale, this soup is light and satisfying. Kale is a powerhouse green that adds great nutritional value and vibrant green color without an overpowering flavor.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 small round slices of Canadian bacon, diced and divided in half
- 1 large bunch kale leaves, chopped, thick stems removed
- 6 cups Organic low sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 pounds small golden potatoes such as Yukon, cubed
- In a large soup pot over medium high heat, add oil and add HALF of the diced Canadian bacon, cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until slightly brown and rendered.
- Add chopped kale leaves and continue cooking until wilted, about 5 minutes more. Add 1/2 cup of the chicken broth to deglaze the bottom of the pan (wash off all the tasty bits)
- Add thyme, garlic powder and potato cubes and cover with remaining chicken broth. Bring to a gentle boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes until potatoes are very soft.
- Using an Immersion Blender puree the soup right in the pot being sure to keep your stick blender at a slight angle. Or if you are using a traditional blender or a food processor, work in batches pureeing the soup until smooth then return it to the pot. Season to taste.
- Warm the remaining Canadian bacon, dice and use as a tasty garnish. Serve topped with remaining diced Canadian bacon
Tips: Consider making a double batch and freezing half in a freezer-safe container to make a quick dinner for another night
Note: If you don't have kale you can substitute fresh spinach leaves
Serves 6 (approximately 1.5 cups each)
- calories: 188
- calories from fat: 45
- cholesterol: 19mg
- dietary fiber: 3.7g
- potassium: 769mg
- protein: 12.4g
- saturated fat: 1.2g
- sodium: 620mg
- sugars: 1.6g
- total carbohydrates: 23.7g
- total fat: 5.0g
- trans fat: 0.0g
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