Kale, Sausage and Bean Soup


This is a great rustic soup that is one of my family and friends favorite. Kale is a leafy green and has gotten a lot of attention lately because of its health benefits. Kale helps lower cholesterol, is detoxifying, is anti inflammatory and antioxidant. It is an alkaline green that has anti cancer properties.

1 lb of Italian sweet sausage
1 onion
4 cloves of garlic
4 carrots
8 cups of chicken or veggie broth
1 14.5 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
Bag of chopped kale
Salt and pepper
1head of cauliflower
1can of cannelloni or small white beans

Steam a head of cauliflower till fork tender.

In a large stock pot add some olive oil and brown and crumble 1 lb of Italian sweet sausage ( remove the casings first).

Once browned add 1 chopped onion, 4 chopped carrots and 4 chopped garlic cloves and cook until tender.

Add 8 cups of organic chicken broth, a 14.5 ounce can of crushed tomatoes, a can of cannelloni beans or small white beans and basil.

Add the steamed cauliflower chopped fine and handfuls of chopped kale till wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste.