Slow Cooker Kale and Quinoa Soup

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Wholesome soup makes a healthy and comforting dish!

We’ve crafted the perfect good-for-you recipe that’s sure to become a favorite! Superfood quinoa combined with kale is an incredibly healthy combo. Cooking these nutritional superstars simply, alongside comforting potatoes, earthy rosemary, and protein-rich beans, creates a healthy and wholesome dish. Half of the beans are creamed to give a nice, thick consistency. It’s perfect for the cold days up ahead!

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Slow Cooker Kale and Quinoa Soup

Healthy and hearty, this soup is a delicious way to get your essential nutrients and please the whole family at the same time.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Universal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cannellini beans canned, drained
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 potatoes medium, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion medium, diced
  • 3 cups kale chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth low-sodium
  • 2 rosemary twigs fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper about 2 turns of the pepper grinder
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling before serving

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add 1 cup of beans then use a blender or an immersion blender to make it into a cream.
  • In the slow cooker, add the creamed beans, the remaining whole beans, potatoes, onion, vegetable broth, rosemary, pepper, and 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Set the slow cooker low for 4-6 hours or high 2-4. Add quinoa and kale the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
  • Before serving, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil if desired.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 224mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
Keywords Gluten-Free, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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8 Comments

    1. Diana, I still get 11 SmartPoints. To reduce the points, have 1 cup as the serving size instead of 1 1/2 cups.

  1. I tried making this on high for 2 hours but the potatoes and onions were still completely raw and the quinoa was uncooked. Are the times accurate?

    1. Shara, I tweaked the recipe, please take a look. I would recommend dicing the oinion and potatoes.

  2. Hi could i just use a pot instead of slow cooker for like an hour and without blending the beans .

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