In Season: Kale turns sweeter in cold weather, so it's at its best from mid-fall through early spring.What to Look For: Choose kale with firm, deep-green leaves, avoiding any that are wilted or have yellow spots. How to Store: Keep kale in the coldest part of your refrigerator, loosely wrapped in a plastic bag. Though it seems like a sturdy vegetable, kale will quickly wilt and turn bitter.
This basic vegetable soup can be made with any combination of fresh or frozen vegetables, so the soup will taste a little different each time. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to feed all the vegetable soup fans at your table.
Add crunch to your lunch with this soup that features split peas, ham, and homemade whole-wheat croutons. Use leftover ham to make split pea soup prep even easier. You'll turn to this split pea soup with ham all winter long -- especially when you need to warm up!