Kale Soup

Kale Soup - Fab Food 4 All

You may have been following my bargain buys over on Facebook or Instagram (#FabFoodBargains) which has lead to a lot of recipe development, so much that I have have lost track! So yesterday I found a recipe for Kale Soup in my notepad which I’d forgotten what the family thought of, so with another bag of 1p yes 1p Curly Kale in the fridge as well as all the other ingredients I set about recreating and re-shooting it (turns out I’d deleted all my previous images)!

Kale Soup - Fab Food 4 All
Well it was delicious and hubby approved whole heartedly when he had it for lunch and my son had a portion later that evening and said it was “yummy” and he’s usually the one to say “not another green soup”! I don’t like the term “clean eating” but you do almost feel cleansed after eating this simple yet delicious soup which is packed full of nutrients, fibre and low in fat!
I do hope you try this soup for yourself (even if you can’t find Curly Kale for 1p) it’s well worth making! And if you’re on instagram why don’t you tag me @FabFood4All on instagram and use the tag #FabFoodBargains – I’d love to see your bargain finds or you can find me on twitter at the same ID:-)


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Kale Soup
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A simple and delicious Kale Soup packed full of carrots, celery, onion and garlic too!
Recipe type: Starter
Cuisine: British
Serves: 5
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Celery sticks, chopped
  • 4 Medium carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g Curly kale, chopped
  • 700 mls Vegetable stock
  • Freshly ground pepper
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic and sweat under a lid for about 10 minutes until the onions are softened.
  3. Mix in the kale and sweat under lid for about another 5 minutes, stirring once or twice until wilted.
  4. Add the stock and pepper (I found there was no need to add salt as it's in the stock), bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Blend to desired consistency, it's nice if it still has some texture to it.
  6. Serve with crusty bread.

Kale Soup - Fab Food 4 All

For more Curly Kale recipes you might like to check these out from fellow bloggers:

Green Soup with Sea Spaghetti – Fab Food 4 All

Roast Okra and Fish Curry with Garlic Kale – Recipes from a Pantry

Warm Spinach Bacon & Kale Salad – Munchies & Munchkins

Kale & Giant Couscous Tabouleh – From the Healthy Heart

Kale & Barley Salad with Teriyaki Salmon (plus more ideas) – Botanical Kitchen

Miso Muffins with Kale, Carrot & Courgette – Tin & Thyme

Borlotti & Red Wine Pie topped with Kale Mash – The Veg Space

Breakfast Eggs with Kale & Carrot – Coffee & Vanilla


I’m entering my Kale Soup into the following challenges:

Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and hosted this month by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.

Extra Veg which is run my Fuss Free Flavours (current host) and Utterly Scrummy

No-Waste Food Challenge which is run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary and hosed this month by It’s Not Easy Being Greedy

Meat Free Mondays run by Tinned Tomatoes

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  1. Margaret gallagher

    Got all the ingredients today
    Making this beauty tomorrow and I’ll serve with warm crusty bread

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Margarate, I might make it again myself as have a spare bag of kale in the fridge:-)

  2. styles5433

    I adore this beautiful super food but have never had kale in soup so I am excited to try this

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s so popular:-)

  3. Sandy

    Just making second pot in a week. First went diown a treat in a household where kale seldom used. Delicious and great to make with wee ones.

    Thank you.

    1. Camilla

      So glad you like it Sandy, this recipe seems to have a life of its own, can’t believe how popular it has become:-)

  4. Jayne Sullivan

    Looks delicious. So healthy. There seems to be a lot of recipes around at the moment using Kale as the main ingredient.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, I can’t believe how popular this recipe has become:-)

  5. A S,Edinburgh

    I haven’t had kale in ages, I do love it, and this looks wonderful! Straightforward but full of flavour.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks this recipe is so popular at the moment, it is really good:-)

  6. Christine Montanaro

    So tasty & easy to make. Try the Easy Cheesy Jalapeno Soda Bread for a fab accompaniment.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Christine, this recipe seems to be so popular at the moment:-)

  7. Paul Wilson

    Must give this a try.

  8. Courtney

    Hi there! I stumbled upon your recipe while on a fruit-and-vegetable only cleanse, and it really fit the bill. We had it for dinner tonight, and it was delicious. Thank you for sharing!

    Question for you… I felt like it would be the filling entree we used it for if it had a bit of creaminess. Would adding extra oil work? Would coconut cream make it taste weird? (No potatoes or cream on this cleanse, or I’d do that) What might you try?

    1. Camilla

      Hi I am a big fan of coconut milk powder which you make up with water and you could try this added to it with maybe a stick of lemongrass and a squeeze of lime perhaps? I would not add any more oil!

  9. Tracy

    What a tasty way of getting your greens into your system – it just looks so inviting, especially in this wintry weather. Thanks for sharing with the no waste food challenge – I have now published the round up, so sorry it took so long!

  10. William Gould

    I love kale – wife has been buying it for the last few months as an alternative to cabbage/cauli with the Sunday lunches. Can’t say I remember ever having it before!

    1. Camilla

      There has been a big kale takeover on the supermarket shelves in recent times I agree!

  11. Gemma Massey

    This looks yummy will have to try x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, do hope you give it a try:-)

  12. amy fidler

    I’d love to try this,i just love my greens,but have never tried a Kale Soup x

  13. Rocio Fukuda

    Just in time for the right weather! I’ll be eating soup ’till march! LoL
    Thanks for the recipe! soooo yummy!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rocio:-)

  14. Lisa Williams

    I love soup and am eating a lot of it especially at this time of year… this is one I never would of thought of it looks great and I can’t see it being too expensive either. Thanks

  15. nazima

    how wonderful Camilla. I’ve been having a lot of soup recently and love Kale so will be trying this out

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nazima, it is such a great vegetable with health giving properties:-)

  16. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I am obsessed with kale soup at the moment. I actually have a similar recipe planned 🙂

    1. Camilla

      It really is such a healthy vegetable:-)

  17. Margot @ Coffee & Vanilla

    What an amazing healthy soup!! I like also the flat breads you served the soup with… that reminds me I got some of them in the freezer! 🙂
    Thank you for mentioning my recipe as well.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Margot;-)

  18. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    This sounds brilliant ! I will try it next week!

    1. Camilla

      Great Annaloa:-)

  19. Prateek

    Even though Kale seems to be a food trend, I kinda like it but never had it in soup mostly salads or juices. This looks like a light but filling recipe not to mention delicious, will give it a try!

    1. Camilla

      Great Prateek, I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  20. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    I love kale and can happily eat it several times a day, but have never made soup with it, I wish I could get 1p bargains like this.

    1. Camilla

      So many people saying they’ve never had kale in soup – I’m such a trail blazer LOL;-)

  21. Patty Haxton Anderson

    Has to be delicious. I’ve never heard of Rapeseed oil. Guess I’d better check it out.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks:-) That’s interesting Patty not sure if it is available in the States or has another name, I’ve started using Rapeseed Oil as it’s more stable at high temperatures and doesn’t break down into harmful substances like other oils eg Olive oil which is best eaten cold.

      1. Fiona @ London-Unattached

        Rapeseed oil is canola in the states, but I am not sure if you can buy the cold pressed varieties we use here

  22. Martina Evans

    Love green soup! I’m going to make myself some to warm my bones. Thanks for he recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Martina, we had soup today, nothing quite like it to warm you up:-)

  23. Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too

    Love the look of this soup and the kale really kicks up the health benefits.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Peter, it’s definitely a win/win:-)

  24. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I absolutely love kale but have actually never made kale soup! Sounds perfect for the winter.

    1. Camilla

      Well that’s 2 of us until I made this soup which I’ll be making again as was so healthy and tasty;-)

  25. Elizabeth

    I love green soups, I really do! This sounds fantastic!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, yes green soups are great:-)

  26. Paul Wilson

    Great idea for a healthy soup.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Paul:-)

  27. Jo of Jo's Kitchen

    What a lovely and healthy soup! I am not very keen on kale but I might have to give it another go

    1. Camilla

      Love your diplomacy Jo, I think you would like this soup as there are plenty of other vegetables which give it a delicious flavour:-)

  28. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    That looks lovely. I just got a HUGE bag of kale in my organic box, and I’m always looking for new things to do with it, so I might give this a go over the weekend. Thanks!

    1. Camilla

      Great Helen, let me know if you do:-)

  29. Kate | The Veg Space

    This looks really delicious Camilla – I’m completely in love with kale at the moment, and will definitely give this a go. Sounds like a great speedy supper for a cold night!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, I’m sure you’ll love it;-)

  30. Madeleine Morrow

    Thanks so much for including me in your roundup. Your soup looks deeelicious and since I love curly kale I will be putting this on the menu whatever my bag of kale costs.

    1. Camilla

      LOL thanks Madeleine and a pleasure to get to know a new blog and blogger;-)

  31. Emily Leary

    Do you know, I’ve eaten kale in all sorts of dishes, sweet and savoury, but I haven’t ever made it the hero of a soup before. Looks like a lovely dish for these chilly days.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emily, it’s amazing what happens when you need to use some veggies up:-)

  32. Heather Haigh

    What a virtous, thrifty, healthy dish 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Heather, good in the lead up to Christmas I think:-)

  33. Urvashi

    1p??? My goodness me. Here’s me thinking I’m so virtuous GROWING my own.
    Thanks for linking to my recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Urvashi you are virtuous and I bet you home grown Kale tastes amazing:-)

  34. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    I am sooooo cold at the moment that I would love nothing more than a huge bowl of this soup.

    1. Camilla

      Gosh it’s been quite mild here and usually I freeze sitting in my kitchen but am ok today!

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