Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons miso paste (a flavorful soy product, can be found in Japanese and health food stores)
- 3 quarts water
- 1 pound organic new potatoes
- 1 small organic pumpkin, about 1-3/4 pounds, to yield 1 pound when peeled and cubed
- 1/2 bunch kale, leaves only, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
- 3 tablespoons minced parsley
- Red wine vinegar to taste
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Hot ground pepper, to taste
- Grated Parmesan cheese to pass at the table
Add the water. With the pot covered, bring liquid to just below the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer.
Meanwhile, scrub the potatoes and cut them into 1/2-inch cubes. Peel and cut the pumpkin into 1/2-inch cubes. Add them to the pot. Simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the potato has cooked. The pumpkin will break up and thicken the soup.
Just before serving, add the kale, the parsley, and the seasonings. Cook just long enough to wilt the kale, less than 1 minute. Pass the cheese at the table.
Note: If you plan to serve the soup over several days, just add a little kale with each reheating.
Yield: 8 servings
Source: The Brooklyn Cookbook by Lyn Stallworth and Rod Kennedy, Jr. (Alfred A Knopf, Inc)
Reprinted with permission.