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Today I have a scrumptious & hearty Kale Soup that I created from scratch! It has a little kick from the red pepper flakes and spicy sesame oil but is balanced out by the nutty flavor of sesame and the sweet undertones from pure maple syrup!
Its fast & easy to make!
- 1-1½ bushels kale (7-10 big leaves with stem)
- 3 cubes vegetable bullion
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup beans (I used cooked/canned chic peas)
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (NOT Aunt Jemima or other imitation syrups!)
- 1 tsp thyme
- 2-3 tsp of hot/spicy sesame oil
- 2 bay leaves
- Couple shakes of red pepper flakes
- Dash black pepper, ground
In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Dissolve in 3 bullion cubes.
Wash kale and trim ends (about 1/2 inch)
Chop kale and add to boiling water
Cook kale until just wilted then reduce to medium/low heat and let simmer.
In a pan, sauté chopped onions & carrots until they begin to turn brown, then add minced garlic. Be careful not to burn the garlic as it cooks very quickly.
Once cooked, add carrots, onions, & garlic to pot of kale. Now stir in beans, maple syrup, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, thyme, & ground black pepper. Let simmer for 30 minutes until kale is tender.