Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Get Well Soon Soup

It's flu season, cough season, phlegmy-snotty season and I am impenetrable!  My husband on the other hand, did not have his onion/garlic shield of armor up so I threw together this soup to get him back to normal, quicker. It's chock full of everything that your body needs to heal and heal fast; greens, garlic, onion, broccoli and chiles.

Kidney beans, kale, broccoli and tons of garlicky vegetables simmered in a light tomato broth. Serve with thick slices of toasted crusty bread and feel instantly better.

Get Well Soon Soup
serves 4
2 tbl extra virgin olive oil
2 carrots, small dice
1 celery stalk, small dice
1 yellow onion, small dice
5 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 bunch kale, roughly chopped
1-15oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
2 tbl tomato paste

Saute the carrots, celery and onion in olive oil until tender, 7 minutes. Add the garlic and season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Add the broccoli, kale and kidney beans. Once the kale has wilted, add the broth, water and paste.
Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes over medium heat. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

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