We have all been battling the stomach bug around here so we have been on a liquid diet over the past few days. We starting feeling better and wanted veggies and other options besides broth so we began making more hearty soups. This one was a hit! It was really good and good for you too. Only 70 calories in each Cup, 13g of protein and 210 mg of potassium. Lots of vitamin A & C. If you like hearty soups I recommend giving this one a try.
What you need:
1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped
1 cup Red Kidney beans
1 cup diced red potatoes
1 cup diced white onion
14 oz diced red tomatoes
1 diced bell pepper ( color of choice)
1 chili pepper
1-2 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
4 cups water
a dash of Pink Salt & pepper
2 tbsp of tomato paste (or to taste).
1 1/2 tbsp Paprika (or to taste)
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning (or to taste)
(you could add carrots or other beans too if you would like)
What to do:
Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add Potatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes and stir for 5-8 minutes. Add tomato paste, spices, beans and 4 cups of water. Stir and bring to to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add Kale, stir well, and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Add salt if desired.
Makes 6 cups.