kale white bean soup in bowl
How to Make...

Kale White Bean Soup

Delicious, creamy White Bean and Kale Soup! Made vegan friendly, this healthy soup recipe is made in less than 30 minutes on the stovetop for a perfect weeknight meal. Or make in the slow cooker in about 2 hours.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced (equal to 1 cup)
  • 2 sticks celery, diced (equal to 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 (14 ounce) canned cannellini beans (divided), drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch curly kale, about 4 cups chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (or vinegar)
  • 2 Tbsp flat leaf parsley leaves, minced
  • cream of 1 (14 ounce) canned full-fat coconut milk, liquid discarded (see notes)


1. Gather all of your ingredients – dice vegetables, mince garlic, chop kale and mash one can of beans, while keeping the other can whole.

ingredients for white bean kale soup

2. Over medium heat in a medium-large dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, add oil, onions, carrots, celery, minced garlic cloves and spices. Stir frequently for 5-8 minutes, cooking until carrots and celery are slightly soft.

add to pot: celery, onions, carrots and spices

3. Add broth, whole white beans and mashed white beans, plus salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes, then stir in the coconut cream, lemon juice, kale and parsley.

adding broth, coconut cream and mashed white beans to pot

4. Continue cooking soup for another 5 minutes, until kale is wilted. 

cooked kale white bean soup in staub pot

5. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Recipes Notes:

Coconut cream – I like to use just the coconut cream, and saving the liquid for smoothies. Make sure you do not shake the can prior to removing the cream with a large spoon. If not worried about this recipe being dairy-free, you can sub about 3/4 cup half & half.