Creamy Kale Onion Soup Slow Cooked in Clay

Creamy Kale Onion Soup Slow Cooked in Clay

IÔÇÖm all about soup.

First of all, it helps me get in lots of broth, which is key to being healthy (traditional cultures all over the world have consumed broth for health for thousands of years). I love the flavor the broth imparts to everything as well, so I make a batch weekly with leftover bones and use it in pretty much every savory dish I make. ItÔÇÖs basically better than free, because youÔÇÖre using up something you would normally throw out (bones from food youÔÇÖve already cooked).

I also like soups because they are so versatile. You can make all kinds of soup: from veggies of all kinds, and incorporate meat or spices and herbs. The variations are endless! ItÔÇÖs also very warming and filling, so I love to drink soup whenever the weather is cold or even just a little chilly. Nothing takes the edge off like a bowl of soup. ItÔÇÖs also generally super easy to prepare.┬á I was excited to find this kale onion soup recipe because I have kale in my garden and IÔÇÖm always looking for new ways to use it. ItÔÇÖs a deep green color and itÔÇÖs absolutely delicious! I hope you love it.

 

     

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon (optional)
  • 4 onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic, skinned and minced
  • 1 t ┬ágrated lemon zest
  • 1/2 t black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 whole allspice
  • 4 c broth
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled & ┬ádiced
  • 1 t ┬ápaprika
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 4 c kale, chopped

Directions:

  1. Cook bacon in a cast iron skillet, until crisp. Crumble.
  2. Add onions to pan. Stir until softened.
  3. Add lemon zest, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaf, and allspice and stir for 1 minute.
  4. Add entire mixture to VitaClay pot along with broth and potatoes. Stir.
  5. Cover, seal and set to ÔÇťsoup,ÔÇŁ cooking for 2 hours.
  6. Dissolve paprika in lemon juice
  7. Discard bay leaf and allspice. Stir in paprika solution, kale and bacon.
  8. Seal and cook 15-20 minutes, until kale is tender.
  9. Puree soup with hand immersion blender.
  10. Keep it warm in the clay pot and serve.

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