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Tomato, kale, and potato soup is a perfectly hearty and healthy soup that is chock full of veggies!

I know what you’re probably thinking, “uh, why is Julie posting SOUP when it’s Spring?!” Well, winter didn’t get the memo and just yesterday, it was still snowing so that means it’s still the perfect time for soup and this soup is super easy to whip up! I literally threw this together one evening and it was so delicious that I made it AGAIN a couple nights later.

I’ve been really into reading lately, like more than I usually have been, and I started to put a bunch of books on my wish list in Amazon to buy before my big trip next month (hello, 19-hour flight). Well, then I started thinking about how heavy it was going to be to lug around four books and I have always wanted an e-reader of some sort. They just seemed so convenient but I couldn’t justify the investment in one because I don’t read as often as I should and a part of me still really loved the physical touch of a book, and I love the smell of books. Did I ever tell you that when I was a teenager, I wanted to work in a bookstore because I loved the smell of coffee and books? Well, if I didn’t, there ya go. Every time I get a new book, I crack it open and smell it. Is that weird? I can’t imagine our children not being able to have physical books in the future. They just have to, although I will admit I hated lugging around textbooks in my backpack so maybe technology for stuff like that is a good thing. Anyway, so as much as I love physical books, we have so much clutter as it is with magazines in the house that adding all my recent book collections to that mess is driving me nuts; so I finally decided to get an e-reader. I was debating between a Kindle or Nook and 90% of my Facebook feed said Kindle. I’d love your thoughts! Do you have a Kindle or Nook, and why did you choose your respective one?

Tomato, kale, and potato soup is a perfectly hearty and healthy soup that is chock full of veggies!

Tomato, kale, and potato soup is a perfectly hearty and healthy soup that is chock full of veggies!

Tomato, kale, and potato soup is a perfectly hearty and healthy soup that is chock full of veggies!

Like I mentioned above, this soup takes no time to put together and it just simmers on the stove and the flavors continue to evolve the longer it simmers and sits. It tastes even better the next day! It’s the perfect hearty and healthy soup chock full of veggies!

Tomato, Kale, and Potato Soup

A perfectly hearty and healthy soup that is chock full of veggies!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large potato, diced (2 cups)
  • 1: 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or stock
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 2 cups kale, loosely packed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot, over medium-high heat, saute onion and garlic with 1 tbsp. olive oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add potatoes, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth/stock, water, tomato paste, and tomato sauce to the pot. Stir to mix together. Bring to a simmer then lower heat to medium-low. Cover and let simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
  • Uncover and stir in the kale until wilted. Season soup with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve hot.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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Svensson

Thursday 25th of February 2016

Last Time I made this tomato recipe. This is my favorite soup recipe. I am so grateful to you that you have shared this recipe. I made multiple tomato recipes from your website. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anders Svensson

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

Hey Julie. Last Sunday, I made this soup. It was incredible. This is my favorite soup recipe. I am so grateful for what you have posted. I used multiple tomato recipes from your website as also staple in my daily food prep. Thank you so much for sharing great blog

Julie

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Great to hear! Thank you :)

Jan

Thursday 8th of January 2015

It was definitely soup weather today in the northeast today! I just started getting a weekly CSA box and have a big head of Savoy cabbage to use up. I subbed it for the kale and it was delicious. I love to see my 12 year old dive into a hearty veggie soup with such enthusiasm. Thanks! Will definitely make again.

Julie

Saturday 10th of January 2015

Wonderful! So glad you were able to use ingredients from your CSA box!

Jamie Lee

Friday 2nd of January 2015

Hey Julie! This soup looks delicious and perfect for the weather we're having now! I was reading the recipe...it says to bring it to a summer and then let it simmer. Does that mean to just heat it on low? I am working on my skills and terms and want to make this soup but want to do it right! Thanks!

Julie

Friday 2nd of January 2015

Hi Jamie, simmer just means under a boil so the liquid is not like bubbling like crazy but just slightly bubbling, if that makes sense! This might give a better description than I'm giving: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simmering - hope this helps!

Crystal

Monday 4th of August 2014

I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. My boyfriend said it was definitely a remake and we'll be fighting over who gets the leftovers tomorrow

Julie

Tuesday 5th of August 2014

Haha, I secretly hope you win ;) just kidding...I'm so glad you both enjoyed it so much! Thanks for letting me know!