Kale & Ground Turkey Soup

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , ,

On these newly chilly New York days, you want a light, healthy soup to warm you up.  Try my Kale & Ground Turkey Soup! With creamy diced potatoes, hearty barley, swimming in a light vegetable broth... is your mouth watering yet? 


Time: 45 mins


  • 1 pack ground turkey
  • 1 medium potato, diced small  
  • 1/4 cup barley  
  • 1 cup chopped kale  
  • 3 cups vegetable broth  
  • 3 cups water  
  • Salt & pepper to taste  
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 


  1. In a large pot, heat the 1st tablespoon vegetable oil on medium heat & add the garlic & onion. Let simmer for 2 minutes. 
  2. Add the diced potatoes & barley, sauté for about 5 minutes.  
  3. Add the vegetable broth & the water, bring to a boil. If you don't have vegetable broth, you can use more water with a whole vegetable bouillon cube.  
  4. While the soup is boiling, heat the remaining vegetable oil in a large skillet to medium heat & add the ground turkey, salt & pepper. 
  5. Once the ground turkey is browned, you can shut off the skillet & leave it on the side.  
  6. After the potatoes are boiled in the soup (~20 mins tops), add the kale.  You can now serve the soup as a vegetarian meal or add the ground meat to the pot & enjoy!