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White bean kale soup being ladled into a bowl.

White Bean Kale Soup

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This deliciously creamy one-pot white bean kale soup will warm you up on that chilly day. It's vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and low-fat.


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  • 2-15 ounce cans of no salt added (or low sodium) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 1/2 cups of low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp yellow or white miso paste (or coconut aminos)
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 4 cups kale, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


This recipe uses no salt-added canned cannellini beans, but if you prefer to cook dried beans, start there. Two 15-ounce cans of cannellini beans yield 3 cups of cooked beans. If using canned beans, drain, rinse and set aside.

Preheat a medium-large (3-quart) pot over medium heat. Add chopped onions and dry saute for 3 to 4 minutes or until onions start to brown.

Add chopped carrot, garlic, thyme, low-sodium vegetable broth, and cooked cannellini beans to the pot and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Then turn off the heat and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

Using either an immersion blender or regular blender with a vented lid, carefully blend the soup mixture until smooth and creamy. If you like it more on the chunky side, just blend half of the mixture. After blending, return it to the pot, and reheat the soup mixture over medium heat.

When the soup starts to bubble, stir in miso paste and nutritional yeast if using. Add finely chopped kale and give it a good stir. Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and continue cooking for another 2 minutes. Kale should be slightly tender and bright green. Remove from heat, salt, and pepper to taste, and enjoy!

This recipe makes 2 big bowls or 4 smaller bowls.



  1. Medium-large (3-quart) pot with lid
  2. Knife
  3. Cutting board
  4. Measuring cup
  5. Measuring spoons
  6. Large cooking spoon
  7. Immersion blender or countertop blender
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop & Blender
  • Cuisine: American