A broth-based soup, which calls for kale, cannellini beans and potatoes. Add smoked sausage or bacon for additional flavour if you wish. This soup can also be made totally vegetarian, by using vegetable stock.
If you don't have fresh herbs at hand, use 1/4 teaspoon each of dried rosemary, sage and thyme.
I'm the first reviewer to make this recipe exactly as written, and it is delicious. I'm sure the additions noted would also be good, but as-is, this is a hearty, healthy soup. - 13 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Very good soup! I used potatoes, onion, carrots and pepper from our garden. I added a can of diced tomatoes instead of the wine, and threw in some corn for color interest. DH (who loves everything creamy) even thought it was delicious. And it is very healthy! Can't wait to have it again tomorrow. Will make again and again! - 27 Aug 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Delicious! Kosher salt and dried basil to taste, 1 can diced tomatoes, 2 cans broth, and 1 cup water instead of 2. I didn't have a red pepper, but I had to make this, so I used a few dashes of hot sauce and cayenne. This is the only kale soup recipe on this site that I found with wine in it. It makes a big difference. Otherwise, it's much closer to chicken soup. First thing, before sauteeing the onion, I crisped up some canadian bacon to add flavor. For the kale, I used one bunch, chiffonaded/julienned very thin and let the whole pot set overnight. The soup was transformed. I highly recommend it! Thanks for the recipe. - 17 Aug 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)