This is such a heart warming soup for a cold fall day. Loaded with healthy vegetables, plenty of fibre and protein!
*4 tsp olive oil, divided
*3 mild Italian sausages, casings removed
*1 onion, finely chopped
*1 carrot, thinly sliced
*1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
*1/4 tsp salt
*1 litre chicken or turkey stock
*4 cups water
*1 can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
*1 bunch kale, ribs removed and chopped (about 8 cups)
*2 tbsp tomato paste
1) HEAT 2 tsp oil in a large pot over medium. Crumble sausage into pan. Using a wooden spoon, break up sausage into small pieces. Cook until no pink remains, 5 to 6 min. Transfer to a bowl.
2) ADD remaining 2 tsp oil to same pot, then add onion, carrot, celery and salt. Cook, stirring often, until onion is soft, 6 to 7 min.
3) Stir in sausage, chicken broth, water and beans. Boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, 5 min.
4) STIR in kale and tomato paste. Increase heat to medium-high and continue cooking until kale is tender, about 3 mins.