kale and potato soup

Has anyone else noticed that some foods become trendy?  Take Vitamin Water for example. EVERYONE was drinking it when I was in college and it made appearances on several TV shows.  But now Vitamin Water is obsolete.  I feel like kale is the new Vitamin Water.  Everyone seems to eat it and there are literally dozens of recipes using kale as a main ingredient.  But honestly, I find kale quite gross.  My sister in law served me some a few years ago and at first I thought it tasted like raw broccoli.  But after eating some more I determined it taste very bitter and left my mouth feeling dry.  Since then I have vehemently refused kale in any way.  Recently David was eating lunch at his parent’s after helping them out with some chores.  His dad served soup with kale in it and David told me it was actually pretty good and that he would like me to buy some kale. Inwardly I protested because I don’t want to get on the trendy food train but I said I’d pick it up.  So now I had a giant bunch of kale, which David said he would like on a sandwich instead of lettuce.  That’s great, but there is still SO.MUCH.KALE.  I turned to Pinterest for some soup recipes that even I would like and I found one. I tweaked the recipe to suit my tastes but the credit for the idea goes to Pinch of Yum.  

kalesoup4

Kale and Potato Soup
Author: 
Cuisine: soup
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 

Serves: 10 adult sized portions
 

Ingredients
  • 4 large potatoes, washed and chopped (I used Russet and it equated to 8 cups chopped)
  • enough water to cover potatoes in a pot
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 cups washed kale
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Boil the potato and onion until potatoes are tender
  2. Add thyme and kale. Stir.
  3. Remove from heat, cover pot with lid and let it rest for about 10 minutes
  4. Transfer mixture to a blender, food processor or use an immersion blender to puree to desired consistency
  5. Serve right away

Notes
PLEASE be careful when pureeing hot liquid! I wore an apron to protect myself from splashing.

kalesoup3

 

I used this awesome vintage soup mug for these photos.  David’s grandma gave us a set of 4 and they are so cute!  They actually hold a lot of soup too.

 

 

IMG_4888 kalesoup2

 

This soup is creamy, thanks to the pureed potatoes, and the kale isn’t overpowering. Perfect!  You could literally go crazy with this recipe and do more or less potato, different herbs, more or less kale, throw in some other veggies, use stock instead of water, etc.

If you have yet to try kale I suggest you make this soup.  If a kale hater like me enjoys this soup I bet you will too!!

About Christina

20-something; rural dwelling; wife to David; homeowner; pretty good cook; wearer of skirts; friend to all cats.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: