Winter Warmer Soup with Cavolo Nero
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 4
  • 2-3 small to medium sized cavolo nero leaves (or savoy cabbage leaves)
  • 1 l stock (I used chicken, but veg works fine, too – or bone broth for extra nourishment)
  • 2 leeks
  • A can of cannellini beans (leave out if just started the candida diet)
  • Spices for seasoning (I used salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic and tumeric)
  • Olive Oil for frying and marinating
  • Optional: 2-3 slices of roast pork (or roast chicken/ turkey).
  • Optional: a touch of apple cider vinegar to tenderize and marinate the meat (if using)
  1. If using meat you could marinate it in a little olive oil, spices and apple cider vinegar and set it aside.
  2. Chop the leeks and cavolo nero into bite size chunks.
  3. Then fry the leek in a little olive oil, salt & pepper until golden and soft.
  4. Bring 1 l stock to the boil. Add all the veg and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Towards the end add the cooked cannellini beans (and the finely chopped roast meat if you like).
  6. Bring to the boil briefly and let it simmer for a few more minutes. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  7. Either serve as is or blend to make a thick creamy soup.
Recipe by Candida Diet Plan at