Kale Soup Vegetarian Recipe

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Here you find my Kale Soup Vegetarian Recipe.

My soup is a basic soup with many variations.  Kale, also called brown cabbage in some German regions, is mainly served in Northern and Central Germany.

There, the beautiful green cabbage usually ends up on the plate heavily overcooked with fatty meat and sausages. 

So far, the traditional way. I am a friend of the use of regional ingredients, which are prepared according to the modern spirit of the time.

I do not want to deprive our cabbage of its vitamins and colour and prefer short cooking times.

Optics and taste experience are suddenly sensational and let the vegetables shine in new splendor!

Have fun cooking and combining! Bon appetit!

1. Shopping List Kale Soup Vegetarian

For your basic soup as kale soup you definitely need:

For the soup I use potatoes and onions.

Place the cabbage leaves one by one on the board and cut out the panicle generously.Place the cabbage leaves individually on the board and cut out the panicle generously.

2. Recipe Kale Soup

Kale Soup Vegetarian

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 601
Total Time 35 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Simple Guide for Vegetarian Kale Soup

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Kale soup basic recipe vegetarian
Vegetarian Kale Soup Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Kale Soup

300 g kale
1-2 pc onion (I like to use shallots.)
140 g Soup vegetables (carrot, celery, leek)
1 tbs butter (or rape oil)
70 ml white wine
300 ml Vegetable broth
100 ml Cream (or soy cream)
2 pinches Salt
1 pinch Pepper
1 pinch Cayenne pepper
1 pinch ground nutmeg

Garnish for the soup

2 pc Potatoes (medium size!)
3 pinches Salt


2 pc red onion
2 tbs oliv oil (or sunflower oil)
1 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp chili flakes


Prepare the potatoes as an insert

Boiled potato cubes
Diced potatoes on a colander.

Prepare potatoes

Peel the potatoes and cut into 1 cm cubes.

Blanch the potato cubes in salted water until firm to the bite, drain and prepare for later serving.

Prepare onions as topping

Red onion strips in the pan
Red two-stripes are caramelized in. Or pan with brown sugar

Prepare onions

Cut 2 red onions into strips. Lightly fry them in a frying pan with oil.

Sprinkle the onion strips in the pan with brown sugar and caramelise.

Set aside for later serving.

Prepare curly kale soup

Vegetables as a soup
Diced root vegetables in the pot when preparing the soup and soup approach.

Soup stock

Peel the onion and cut into strips or cubes.

Wash, peel and chop the soup vegetables evenly.

Sauté the vegetables in the pot with the butter until colourless for 6-8 minutes.

Then deglaze with white wine.

Cut out the kale panicle
Place the cabbage leaves one by one on the board and cut out the panicle generously.

Prepare leaves

Place the washed kale leaves one by one on the board and cut out the panicle generously.

Put some leaves aside for kale chips.

Add the kale to the vegetables
Add the kale to the saucepan with the soup apple set. Step picture Prepare kale soup.

Add kale

Add remaining kale to the soup mixture and cook for 1 minute with lid.

Kale soup in the pot
Only cook the kale leaves with the lid on for a short time so that the green color remains.

Cabbage cooking

The kale has now collapsed, add the stock and let the soup base simmer without a lid for about 10 minutes.

This way the green colour of the kale is preserved.

Mix up the kale soup
Mix up the kale soup with the hand blender and let it steep for another 10 minutes.

Mix soup

Mix the curly kale soup with a hand blender, add cream and leave to stand for another 10 minutes.

Do not boil the soup any more!


Vegetarian kale soup
Kale Soup decorated


Warm up the soup plates.

Place the soup on the plate and add the potato cubes as garnish.

Garnish the soup with a topping of caramelized onions and radish seedlings plus chili flakes.

Bon appetit!

3. Nutritional Information

4. Variants Ideas for Kale Soup

First the overview for this soup with ideas for variations and soup ingredients…

Variants for preparationBasic supplementInsertTopping
With meatchicken broth, white winechorizo or streaky bacon sautéedleek rings
With fishvegetable broth, white wine, creamsmoked eel or fresh codroasted garlic or chili peppers
Vegetarianvegetable broth, white wine, creampotatoes, beetrootfried onions
Veganvegetable broth, soy creamJerusalem artichokechopped walnut, wholemeal bread croutons
Kale lives up to its name and glows wonderfully green :)Kale lives up to its name and shines wonderfully green 🙂

5. Tip for Kale Soup as Cream Soup

The kale soup is a soup pureed with a hand blender.

You would have two options for the soup:

1. Do not Strain the soup:

Finely blend the soup and do not pass it through a sieve.
This keeps the fiber in the soup and creates a naturally bound soup.

2. Strain the soup:

Finely blend the soup, let stand for a few minutes.
Strain the soup through a fine sieve.
Before serving, blend with ice-cold butter until frothy.

Decorate Soup:

This basic soup is delicious in itself.

To make the soup even more exciting, I have prepared a simple soup bowl and a matching decoration.

The eye finally eats with!

Garnish for the soup, my variant:

Mix the curly kale soup with a hand blender and let it stand for another 10 minutes. This way the whole taste comes out well!

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