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We could always use another cozy, comfort food recipe in our repertoire, and when it's as easy, tasty, and healthful as this white bean, turkey, and kale soup, it's a no-brainer! 

This recipe is particularly rich in nutrients thanks to a whole head (yep!) of kale that gets added right at the end. Kale is a total superfood packed with nutrient and antioxidant powers, and in this soup, it adds depth and heartiness in addition to all those health benefits.

white bean, turkey, and kale soup in a white soup bowl with spoon
white bean, turkey, and kale soup in white bowls with a spoon and napkin
white bean, turkey, and kale soup in white soup bowls with spoons

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  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 pound ground organic turkey (or 1 pound cooked, shredded leftover turkey)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 6 cups vegetable or organic chicken stock
  • 28 ounces crushed organic tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked white beans, such as cannelloni
  • 1 bunch dinosaur kale, roughly chopped
  • Chopped sage or oregano, to garnish
  • Shaved parmesan cheese, to garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Place a large pot over medium-high heat and add the avocado oil. Add ground turkey (skip this step if using precooked turkey) and sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until turkey begins to turn white. Add the onions, garlic, celery stalks, and carrots, and sauté for ten minutes.
  2. Add the white beans, diced tomatoes, and stock. Bring the soup to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer and cook over medium to low heat for about 20-25 minutes, adding in cooked shredded turkey (if using) with about 15 minutes left to cook. Add chopped kale at the end, and allow to cook for five minutes.
  3. Garnish the soup with salt and pepper, herbs, or Parmesan cheese.

Sources
1. https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/kale-nutrition-and-cooking
2. https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/diet/cruciferous-vegetables-fact-sheet
3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0895398808600124
4. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/white-beans-nutrition

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