Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pureed Vegetable Soup with Kale

Pureed Vegetable Soup with Kale
2 quarts vegetable or chicken broth, or one of each.  Vegans & vegetarians vegetable only. 
3 cups cut up celery  - see note below on celery*
3 cups cut up peeled carrots
3 cups cut up green beans (canned works too, drained)
3 cups cut up zucchini, I never peel zucchini.
1 1/2 cup chopped fresh kale
1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste

In a large kettle add all ingredients together. 

Bring to a boil and reduce heat.  Simmer for 30 minutes.
Puree soup with a hand blender until smooth.

Ready to serve! 

Weight Watchers Points Plus followers count 1 point for each cup.

If you like add, cut  up cooked meats, cooked rice, quinoa or all three.

*Puree celery first as an option
Note - here is a tip if you are having trouble with stringy celery in your finished product.  Before cooking, put the cut up celery in a blender with some of the broth and puree on high. Then add to other ingredients and cook as usual.  This makes the soup very smooth and almost creamy. 

Adding broth to cut up celery in vitamix or blender.

Pureed celery is a nice smooth texture.

I always use this option.  Enjoy!!

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