Collard Green, Bacon + White Bean Soup

tender greens, salty bacon, cannellini beans, spicy pot liquor

1705 Past Meals

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 30 Minutes | Calories: 280 | Category: Gluten-Free, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A | Good Source of: Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C


  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Ladle
  • - Liquid Measuring Cup
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Saucepan
  • - Whisk
  • - Wooden Spoon or Spatula

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Apple Cider Vinegar
  • - Bacon
  • - Cannellini Beans
  • - Chicken Stock Concentrate
  • - Collard Greens
  • - Crushed Red Pepper
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Sliced Yellow Onion

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

Bitter greens can use a little sweetness, so balance them out with some peachy Torrontes.

Beer Pairings

This natural clove flavor of a Hefeweizen is a great choice to compliment this soup.

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What To Do:

Collard Green, Bacon, + White Bean Soup- Step 1

1. Make the Stock: Whisk together stock concentrate and 3¾ cups hot water until dissolved.

Collard Green, Bacon, + White Bean Soup- Step 2

2. Coarsely chop the bacon.

Collard Green, Bacon, + White Bean Soup- Step 3

3. Start the Soup: Cook bacon in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until fat begins to render. Add onion and 1 teaspoon oil. Sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add garlic, crushed red pepper, and collard greens. Sauté 3 minutes longer.

Collard Green, Bacon, + White Bean Soup- Step 4

4. Finish the Soup: Pour in the stock, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to loosen browned bits. Stir in beans and vinegar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

To Serve: Ladle soup into 2 serving bowls.

Pro Tip:

Make it Southern! Serve the soup ladled over a piece of cornbread to sop up the flavorful juices.

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