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Winter Minestrone with Turnips, Potatoes, and Kale

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 thyme sprigs or a dash of dried
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 small leeks chopped
  • 1 lb turnips diced; I think I used one turnip and one watermelon radish, oops
  • 1/2 lb potatoes diced
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 3 cups Great Northern beans

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, saute' the onion, carrots, and celery in the olive oil until golden brown.
  2. Add garlic, thyme, bay leaf, salt, and cook 5 more minutes.
  3. Add 3 C water and bring to a boil; add remaining vegetables and cook 15 minutes.
  4. Add beans, 1 C liquid, and cook another 5 minutes.