Lemony Kale Basil Soup

Ingredients

Soup

  • 3 leeks, white and light green parts only
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 32 ounces chicken bone broth (or substitute with vegetable broth)
  • 1 bunch kale, tough stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 12 large basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 1 ½ tablespoons)

Garnish

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt (or substitute with dairy-free)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Lemon zest
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Fresh basil leaves

Method

Step 1 Lemony Kale Basil Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Cut leeks lengthwise and slice into ½-inch moons. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add the ghee and sliced leeks. Sauté leeks for 5 minutes and stir to avoid burning.

Step 2 Lemony Kale Basil Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 2

2.After 5 minutes, add the thinly sliced garlic cloves along with the sea salt and stir for 2 more minutes. Then add the chicken broth, cover, and bring to a boil (about 3 minutes).

Step 3 Lemony Kale Basil Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Cook for 5 minutes until leeks are tender. After 5 minutes, uncover and add the kale, then recover and cook for 5 additional minutes.

Step 4 Lemony Kale Basil Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Turn off heat and add the basil leaves along with the hemp seeds and lemon juice and pour into blender.

Step 5 Lemony Kale Basil Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Blend on high, about one minute, until smooth.

Step 6 Lemony Kale Basil Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Serve the soup in bowls along with a dollop of Greek yogurt, garnished with hemp seeds, fresh ground pepper, lemon zest, fresh thyme, and basil.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 127, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 882mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 3g, Protein: 10g, Net Carbs: 7g

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