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Kale, White Bean, and Potato Stew

  • Servings: 6
  • Yield: Makes 7 cups

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Whole Living, January/February 2012


  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 8 ounces Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed, leaves torn into small pieces (4 cups)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion, celery, and carrot until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add potatoes and 4 cups water. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Mash half the contents of the pot until slightly thickened.

  3. Add kale and beans and continue cooking until kale is tender, 6 to 8 minutes more.

  4. Stir in vinegar and adjust seasoning if necessary. Drizzle with oil before serving.

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  • kale02
    8 SEP, 2014
    I was very disappointed in this recipe. I used all fresh ingredients from my CSA and was excited to make this soup but I am very disappointed that I've wasted the ingredients on such a bland soup.
  • LittleRedFrog
    31 JAN, 2014
    This is nice. Nothing amaaaaazing but it was good. I replaced the kale by spinach. I don't know if it is memorable enough for me too save it and remake it later... I guess not.
  • Hornedfrog82
    15 OCT, 2013
    I love this soup. A few variations - added a bell pepper and cooked the potatoes in chicken stock vs water. I used my emulsifier to give the soup a thicker consistency before adding the kale. YUM!
  • marymozis
    21 JAN, 2013
    I used chicken stock for the water and added a cup of shredded chicken...really yummy
  • Asrailou
    26 NOV, 2012
    This soup was absolutely delicious, and will be making this again! I did alter it a bit. I added turkey sausage, an extra carrot and celery, a pinch of red pepper flakes for some heat, I also used chicken broth instead of water.
  • NaturallyChicLifecom
    14 NOV, 2012
    I made this last night, absolutely delicious and very easy to make! Very satisfying and a great healthy comfort food.
  • skspillman
    3 FEB, 2012
    This was really good! Hearty and filling, perfect for a winter evening.
  • bethmoserchang
    23 JAN, 2012
    Really good but I added cayenne pepper to give it a little heat.