Kale and Butter Beans Soup with Pesto Recipe

Kale and Butter Beans Soup with Pesto Recipe

How To Make Kale and Butter Bean Soup with Pesto

Whip up a rich and healthy bowl of this butter bean soup, loaded with tender kale, basil pesto, and sausages, for an earthy and filling meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • ¼cupolive oil,divided
  • 1small onion,diced
  • 1small carrot,diced
  • 3garlic cloves,pressed
  • 2merguez sausage links,casing removed and discarded
  • 16ozbutter beans,(large lima beans), (1 can), drained, rinsed
  • 1cupwater
  • 1tomato,diced small
  • 4kale leaves,stems removed, coarsely chopped
  • 2tbspbasil pesto
  • 10fresh basil leaves


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy pot over medium heat, then cook and stir the onion, carrot, and garlic in hot oil for about 3 minutes until the onion is translucent.

  2. Break the sausage meat into small pieces and stir into vegetable mixture, then cook and stir for about 5 minutes until meat is slightly golden.

  3. Stir butter beans, water, and tomato into sausage mixture, then bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes until tomatoes soften.

  4. Stir the kale and pesto into the sausage mixture, and cook and stir for about 3 to 5 minutes until kale wilts slightly. Remove pot from heat and stir basil leaves into the soup.

  5. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 415.65kcal
  • Fat: 27.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.81g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.92g
  • Fiber: 7.50g
  • Sugar: 4.30g
  • Protein: 13.88g
  • Cholesterol: 20.39mg
  • Sodium: 425.35mg
  • Calcium: 106.24mg
  • Potassium: 839.90mg
  • Iron: 4.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 236.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 57.71mg
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