Need a new way to incorporate kale into your cool weather meals? Warm up with this delicious and satisfying version of an Italian classic...It's made with real ingredients only and is 100% vegan-friendly!
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, finely diced
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup celery, finely diced
- 3 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
- 4 cups organic Tuscan kale, washed and chopped
- 1 15-ounce can organic diced tomatoes
- 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 4 cups organic vegetable stock
- 2 cups water
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon unrefined sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Fresh flat Italian parsley, for garnish
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add the onion, garlic, celery, and carrots and sauté for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
Add the kale and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until softened.
Add the tomatoes, beans, vegetable stock, and water.
Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve and garnish with parsley if you wish.
Super quick, easy and delicious! Enjoy...
Julia Baldassano is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of New York and a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach. She helps women lose weight in a healthy, natural and pleasurable way, embrace their body and reestablish balance in their lives by focusing on self-care and a real food diet. To learn more about Julia visit Body Beautiful by Julia. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive tips and posts.