White Bean Kale Soup

4.9 from 14 reviews

This creamy vegan white bean and kale soup comes together in less than 30 minutes. It’s the perfect quick and easy dinner when you’re looking for something hearty and healthy!





  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. 
  2. Add onion, celery and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently for 8 minutes. 
  3. Add garlic, oregano, thyme, sage and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. 
  4. Add veggie broth, white beans, and coconut milk to the pot. Stir to combine. 
  5. If desired, remove about two cups of the soup mixture and blend in a high speed blender
  6. Return blended soup to the pot and bring everything to a simmer over medium high heat. 
  7. Turn heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. 
  8. Stir in kale and vinegar.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with croutons and fresh parsley and enjoy!


If you’re looking for a short cut, most grocery stores now carry a pre-made mirepoix (diced onion, carrot and celery mixture)! You’ll want about 3 cups total of this diced mixture so plan accordingly as the mirepoix seems to come in varying amounts depending on the store. This will save you at least 5 minutes of prep time!

As this soup sits in the fridge, it will thicken up a bit. I’d recommend adding a splash of broth, coconut milk, heavy cream or water to loosen it up before reheating. Be sure to also season to taste with salt and pepper after reheating each time.

The coconut milk is totally optional in this recipe. If you prefer a more brothy and less creamy soup, feel free to leave out the coconut milk. Also, don’t worry – the flavor of the coconut milk is really masked by the mirepoix and the myriad of dried herbs. It will impart just a tiny hint of sweetness, but you won’t actually taste the coconut flavor.

If you’re not worried about this recipe being vegan you can substitute heavy cream in place of the coconut milk. I’d use about 1/2 – 3/4 cup of heavy cream in place of the 15 oz. can of coconut milk.

Keywords: cannellini bean soup, vegan white bean soup, great northern bean soup, northern bean soup