While I often associate kale as a winter crop, really it can be used and enjoyed the whole year round. However, when you pair it with potatoes, add roasted garlic and serve it in a soup, the whole idea shouts winter comfort.
This soup was created for The Little Plantation’s event on Instagram where, on Day Two, food bloggers who joined the #foodphotoinsta were challenged to create a Green Soup. My Green Smoothie on Day One was somewhat of a disorganized scramble, so I was determined to do much better with this one.
And what was the verdict? This soup and photoshoot was an absolute dream! Everything went perfectly and I snapped one of my best photos yet. I couldn’t have been more thrilled!!
This recipe creates such a simple soup, but is absolutely delicious, nutritious and warms you from the inside out, perfect for this winter season.
And if you’re active on Instagram, please give us a follow at @journeytothegarden and tag us if you make this dish! We’d love to hear from you!!
Kale and Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic
A dreamy green soup with a healthy punch of flavour and sooo easy to make!
- 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil (for brushing garlic bulb)
- 1 bulb garlic
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 1 pound potatoes, preferably Yukon gold, cut into large pieces
- 1 bunch of kale, preferably lacinato, ribbed and roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Brush the bulb of garlic with olive oil, place on a parchment lined baking sheet, or a baking pan. Roast for about 20-25 minutes, until done.
In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, place the 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot, add onion and sauté until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat vegetable stock in a pot.
When onions are done, add vegetable stock and potatoes and simmer until the potatoes are soft, about 15-20 minutes.
Add kale to the saucepan and simmer another 5 minutes
Peel garlic and add to the saucepan, cooking another 2-3 minutes.
Remove soup from pot and pureé in a blender or Vitamix until well blended and smooth.
Return to pot and heat. Serve hot with bread, or your choice of accompaniment.
Food for Thought: “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi