Kale White Bean Vegan Sausage Soup

This flavorful soup is packed with plant-based protein and leafy greens. It’s quick and simple yet oh-so-delicious!


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 yellow onion; diced

  • 5 cloves garlic; minced

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 14 oz. sausage; sliced into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces (I use the plant-based Italian sausage from Trader Joe’s, but you can use any vegan sausage, a meat sausage, or leave it out completely!)

  • 1 tbsp. thyme

  • 2 tsp. oregano

  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)

  • 14 oz. dried great northern white beans; soaked and rinsed

  • 32 oz. vegetable broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 6 cups kale, loosely chopped

  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot on medium-high heat. Add onions + garlic + salt/pepper. Brown for about 5 minutes.

  2. Add sausage + thyme and oregano and crushed red pepper. Combine well and brown for another 5 minutes.

  3. Add beans, broth, and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 30-35 minutes until your beans are tender.

  4. Add kale and lemon juice and cook on medium heat for another 10 minutes.

  5. Enjoy!

Soured By: @shelbyhamilton