Making Kale, Spinach and Black-Eyed Pea Soup

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I was at a lunch at the USC University Club about two months ago and was surprised out how delicious the Kale & Black-Eyed Soup was! I saw it on the table and I thought <ewww> Kale AND Black-Eye pea .. that would be a no! But than everyone at the table started to exclaim how delicious it was so I thought <what the heck> i’ll try a taste but am SURE I won’t like it! But I did ! I tried to find the recipe on line but I couldn’t find one that replicated the flavor profile that I had tried so I decided to instead use (the below) as a basis. So my recipe was fresh onion, kale and garlic and frozen spinach, carrots and black-eye peas with Swanson Chicken Broth. I seasoned with salt, pepper and basil leaves. I wanted to add tomatoes but didn’t have any fresh or paste so instead MacGyvered it with spaghetti sauce! The recipe said that it should cook for up to two hours but that would be WAY too long for frozen beans. I cooked for about 30 minutes to taste. Of course the real test is will I like it!

Hmm mmm good am very pleased with my soup. It’s not like at the University prepared by a professional chef but for a first time try it’s pretty good! I love the suggestion of pepper flakes since I do like spicy!

Anyone have good kale or black-eye peas or health recipes to share?


Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup on a chilly autumn day! And Nutrition Stripped’s recipe is a prime example of what happens when you drag kale into it. This chunky black-eyed peas and kale soup is loaded with fiber and protein, and comes in at just 248 calories a bowl.

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nutrition-stripped-headshotMcKel is a registered dietitian, wellness coach and blogger of Nutrition Stripped, where she offers her nutrition services and shares nourishing recipes. Nutrition Stripped is a plant-based whole foods blog focusing on making healthy eating deliciously simple. If you like this recipe, you may enjoy these whole food recipes from Nutrition Stripped as well. Connect with McKel on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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