Greys Court warming winter kale soup recipe

Starters and soups

  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
Cavalo nero is also known as black cabbage or black kale. © John Millar

Cavalo nero is also known as black cabbage or black kale.

Ingredients

1 large onion
500g potatoes
300g black kale, also known as Cavalo nero or black cabbage
1 litre vegetable stock
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp fresh herbs, chopped, (thyme, parsley etc)
30ml vegetable oil
200g cooked cannelloni beans

Method

  1. Peel and crush garlic cloves, then peel onion and chop roughly.
  2. Heat oil in large pan and sauté garlic and onion for 5 minutes.
  3. Chop washed potatoes (no need to peel) into 1cm chunks. Add to pan and sauté for 5 minutes.
  4. Add herbs and stock. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Wash cabbage and chop. Add to soup and cover, simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Depending on your preference, you can liquidise the soup or leave it chunky.
  7. Add cannelloni beans and heat through.

Serve with chunks of crusty bread.