When the mercury drops, is there anything better than coming in from the cold to a hot, comforting bowl of soup? This hearty, warming soup, with its deep, satisfyingly rich flavor, is the perfect antidote to those cold winter days. Plus, it’s a great way to get your greens, and it also provides a good source of both fiber and iron. Along with a good measure of herbs for brightness, the sherry vinegar adds a nice balance of acidity to this soup. This soup uses dried beans, so be sure to allow time for a pre-soak.
Preparing the kale
Wash the kale thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris. Lay each leaf on a flat surface and, with a paring knife, remove the central vein and discard it. Place the deveined leaves on top of each other, roll them up, and slice so that you have long thin strips.