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Vegan Gluten-free Chickpea Black kale soup! Yum!

on 20/10/2015

We have 2 larger Black kale plants in our beloved allotment. We have eaten many leaves already but you don’t see it on the plants! One looks like this right about now:

A Black kale plant! I have 2! :)

A Black kale plant! I have 2! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I harvested many black kale leaves. I cleaned them, cut out the big white stem & used them in this wholesome delicious one-pot meal! Serve it with some home-made bread & you will love this beautiful combination! ๐Ÿ™‚


Let’s see the beautiful mixed filling soup right here:

Vegan & Gluten-free

Recipe: For 4-5 bowls of soup


260 gr ( 3 + 1/2 cups) fresh cleaned, washed, pad dry,ย Summer leeks, white & green parts, cut up roughly / home-grown

120 gr ( 4 cups) black kale leaves, well washed, spun dry, cleaned, big stem removed, cut up roughly/ home-grown

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & chopped/ home-grown

1 mini pumpkin, ย (215 gr) (1 cup + 3/4 cup), peeled, deseeded & threads removed, cut up into chunks/ I used home-grown Uchiki Kuri!

1 can of chickpeas, well-rinsed, drained

1200 ml vegan gluten-free hot stock

15 grins of black pepper

15 grins of pink Himalayan salt in a grinder

1 teaspoon of smoked spicy paprika, Pimentรณn picantรฉ ( is well enough!! )

a fruity extra virgin olive oil


  1. Take a large cooking pot & heat up. When hot, add some drizzles of oil. Now, add chopped garlic & pumpkin. Fry for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Then, add chopped leek, black kale leaves, 10 grins of black pepper & 10 grins of pink salt too. Stir everything round into the pot & fry for a further 5 minutes.
  2. Now, add chickpeas, your spicy smoked paprika & your hot stock, stir well. Now, place fitted lid on & boil for about 10 minutes. Taste!
  3. Mix your soup with an immersion blender & finally, taste your soup!ย You must taste the chickpeas, the black kale & then the hot paprika! MMM! It is a thicker soup. Let the soup cool down a bit & ladle your soup into lovely soup bowls & serve with a good slice of home-made bread & some vegan butter! Yum yum, I say! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy, my sweeties! xxxย โ™ฅย Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!!

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50 responses to “Vegan Gluten-free Chickpea Black kale soup! Yum!

  1. Yum, thanks for the inspiration. I have a ton of kale too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Great soup, look at that kale, it’s amazing. The soup is just wonderful. Love Kale, think I will try this with some lentils as well as chickpeas.

  3. hotlyspiced says:

    What a beautiful and nourishing soup. How lovely to make it from your own produce! xx

  4. Katarina says:

    What a healthy and delicious soup!

  5. You need to have me over for dinner girl!

  6. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Those black kales are really amazing! The soup must be very delicious, Sophie.

  7. lou says:

    Hello Sophie,

    Your soup looks very delicious and extremely nutritional. Well done!

  8. Karen B says:

    Love your Black Kale…it is magnificent!

  9. julia theunis says:

    Dear Sophie. Congratulations with your fruitful garden,but I don’t know a black kale plant . I have never seen it . What does it mean in Netherlands ? Greetings

  10. Cooked up a pound of chickpeas last night. Don’t have black kale but do have plenty of fresh Siberian kale for this recipe.

  11. Sean & Linda says:

    We are making your tasty soup today! We happen to have fresh bread too!
    Yum yum yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Johan says:

    I made your lovely soup yesterday afternoon. My wife & even my kids loved it!
    Huge flavor!!!! x

  13. Is black kale what some people call Dino kale?

  14. Yummo! This would be great when it’s cold. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I want soup! ๐Ÿ˜€ This looks great Sophie and I love the addition of pumpkin too! Is it seriously just one degree there? I thought UK was cold at ten degrees! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚ Whichever, it’s still soup weather! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  16. Tammy says:

    a bunch of favorite flavors

  17. Koko says:

    Whoaaaa I have never seen kale that big!! The soup looks so healthy and delicious!!

  18. Bernice says:

    This looks like a good fall soup too!

  19. Anita says:

    Black kale, hey? That plant looks amazing! That soup sounds ideal for me! Nutritious, healthy & super yummy too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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