Italian Soup with Kale Recipe


Happy National Kale Day!

How are you celebrating?

Dancing like Beyonce (I have the same shirt! Love her!)?


Reading 50 Shades of Kale by Drew Ramsey, M.D. ?

OR massaging that kale?

How ’bout making my kale soup? You know,  my kale soup reminds me of my favorite place in the whole entire world~

Positano, Italy

I vacationed there a few years ago… it’s complete heaven in my book. When Kevin and I arrived, we sat down at a restaurant on a cliff, looking down at the beach with a glass red wine. As we toasted, I cried. It was so beautiful. I couldn’t believe how beautiful.

Unfortunately, we have no pictures to document the trip.

(Kevin lost them when he downloaded the files… I am finally getting around to forgiving him after 7 years!).

So all I can do is Pinterest the hell out of Positano

  Positano, ItalyBeautiful Positano… the entire Amalfi Coast is gorgeous!

 AND rely on my senses (just like the way I cook); the smell of lemons hanging from the trees and the sea air, the sounds of Italian friends speaking quick and fluent as I walked the cobblestone streets and shopped, tasting the unlimited supply of vino, enjoying every sip (and how cheap wine is in Italy!) and feeling a sense of “I belong here.”

Positano patio

This photo resembles the balcony where Kevin and I sat and ate breakfast each morning.

Photo credit:  This is Glamorous



Positano, Italy

A Positano walkway down to the town… we sat up further on the cliff to soak in the view on that very first day.

Photo credit:  Lisa VB

Maybe someday my pictures will show up. I really think we will find them when it’s time. But in the meantime, I enjoy making meals like my ancestors, full of freshness and flavor.

Make Italian Soup with me! It’s a sneak peek meal from Fall Renewal 10 Day Detox:

 Italian Soup


1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
8 cremini mushrooms, quartered
2 carrots, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup kale, stemmed, torn into bite-size pieces
1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp. lemon juice

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Italian Soup ingredients


Heat oil over medium high heat in pan. Add mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes until lightly browned. Add carrots, garlic, and kale and cook for 2 minutes. Add beans and broth and cover.

Italian Soup with Kale Recipe

Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Serves 1-2

See how easy it is to cook a nice, Italian meal. Only a few ingredients and steps.

And for the record, Italian Soup has A LOT of protein as well, 39 grams per serving.

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All of my recipes are 5 main ingredients or less, 5 steps or less and packed full of nutrient-dense, cleansing foods. This recipe and more is featured in the menu plan for Fall Renewal 10 Day DetoxI have more info for you here>>>

 “Positano bites deep.  It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” ~ John Steinbeck


What do you say?

Do you have a place you love in the whole entire world? Maybe you are experiencing it right now! Tell me in the comments about how your favorite place inspires you!

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2 Comments on “Italian Soup with Kale Recipe”

  1. I love love love this soup! So excited to be making it again soon. Positano reminds me of the cinque terra which is the 5 villages in northern Italy along the coast. It’s breath taking and peaceful! The food was amazing and it was just in my mind the perfect place. I can’t wait to go back there. Thanks for sharing Lisa because I am adding the Almalfi coast to my travel bucket list

    1. My heart is so happy you LOVE this soup! Do share with your friends! That cinque terra sounds gorgeous. I just love all of Italy, actually, but Positano has my heart. Let’s make a pact to get to Italy again soon! xo

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