Spanish Beans and Greens
By Mary McDougall
I had some Dinosaur kale growing in my garden, so for lunch we had this healthy and flavorful Spanish-style soup.
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 45 min
1 Place about 1/4 cup of the vegetable broth in a large pot. Add the onion, carrots and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until onion and carrots soften slightly. Stir in all the seasonings, then add the beans and mix well. Add the remaining vegetable broth and the tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the kale, mix in well and continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes until kale is tender.
Hints: Regular kale may be used in place of the Dinosaur kale, just be sure to strip the leaves from the stalks before chopping. Add about 5 minutes to the final cooking time.