Kale and Fresh Mint Soup

Serves: 4
Takes: 30 mins

A delightfully bright and fresh soup that fits a variety of occasions. If you're rushed for time switch out the dry kidney beans for 2 cans.

When To Eat

We recommend eating this dish from September through to April.


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Name Amount KG CO2e
Potato 600 g 0.108
Kale 200 g 0.1
Mint 30 g 0.024
Red Kidney Beans 100 g (pre-soaked and cooked) 0.043
Onion 1 Medium 0.026
Garlic 1 Clove 0.006
Vegetable Stock 1 Litre 0.583
Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons 0.141
Bay Leaf 1 Leaf 0.004

This meal is around 91% less polluting than the average UK meal.

  • Eating this recipe will save around 2.69 KG CO2e per person.
  • That's equivalent to the emissions produced driving 22.13 KM in a modern car.


  1. Peel and chop the potato into 1 cm cubes. Finely dice the onion and garlic, heat the olive oil in a deep pan over a medium heat, and add both. Fry for 2 - 3 minutes or until the onion is see-through. Add the chopped potato, stock and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes until the potato is soft.
  2. Roughly chop the kale and mint. Once the potato is cooked, add the kale and mint to the pan, reserving a little of the mint for garnish. Cook for a further 1 - 2 minutes until the kale has just wilted.
  3. Remove the about a third of the soup and transfer to a blender. Whiz the mixture until smooth and then add back into the pan, along with the cooked kidney beans. Simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Heap the rest of the mint over the soup and serve immediately.

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