Article featured image
Yum
The secret ingredient to this soup is bourbon.

Cathy Walthers is the author of several healthy eating cookbooks, including Raising the Salad Bar. Her latest, Kale, Glorious Kale (those names!) serves as a tribute to the popular farmers market staple. Texturize this creamy (but creamless) squash soup with crisp roasted kale and savory pumpkin seeds. 

The combination of kale and butternut squash is a good one, especially enhanced with apples and a hint of bourbon. I had planned to add some cream, but happily, none was needed. The finishing touch is crispy kale roasted with pumpkin seeds and fresh cranberries, which all gives a crunchy, tart contrast to the smooth, pureed soup.

Reprinted with permission from Kale, Glorious Kale