I like this soup, though it may not be for everybody. It has a rich dark orange base which contrasts with the deep green of the kale. It is packed with flavor, thanks to the carrot, tomato, onion, cashew, and nutritional yeast. It is obviously packed with nutrition, too. I think it will be a nice way to enjoy lots of kale in the next few days. BTW, 1.5 lb. of kale is a large bunch and a half.
The next time I make this, I will cut the kale in smaller pieces, as I only coarsely tore it, thinking that I would be blending the whole soup, but that's not how you make it. Blending all the ingredients together would only turn it all green, and would cover the beautiful color of the blended tomato and carrot juices.
I added 2 TBSP nutritional yeast this time, as 1 TBSP did not taste like enough to me. Yes, it's got a mild cheese taste.
I don't think I would call this "soup," though I'm not sure what I'd called it. It's closer to a creamed spinach concept, but juicier. I think I'm going to present it as a kale dish rather than a soup.
Edited by: BURRITAELITA at: 9/5/2011 (16:36)
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