Start to finish: 30 minutes
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1-2 cloves garlic
8 cups water
1 can tomato paste with basil, oregano, and garlic
1 can tomato sauce (no salt added)
2 bay leaves
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 carrots, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 bunch kale, leaves removed from ribs and torn into bite-sized pieces
1 can Great Northern, navy, or cannellini beans, with liquid
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
- In a stock pot, saute the onion and garlic in cooking spray until softened.
- Add water, tomato paste, and tomato sauce.
- Add everything else.
- Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the kale has softened. (It's a tough green and takes longer than most.)
- Remove the bay leaves, ladle up, and enjoy.