Kale, Onion & Bean Soup

Chef Richard Perks
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • 1 cup pearl onion (pickled will be ok)
  • 2 medium roast garlic
  • 2 cans white cannellini or great northern beans not drained (save water)
  • 3 medium butternut squash peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 9 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 5 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 bunch Kale stems removed, cut into bite sized pieces
  1. In a 5-8 qt stock pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil. over medium heat. Add the onion; cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until the onions are soft and starting to caramelize.
  2. Add the garlic, thyme and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute, deglaze with wine and reduce by half.
  3. Stir in the white beans, squash, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken broth and bay leaf.
  4. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and let cook for 20-30 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Toss in the kale, a handful at a time.
  5. Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220 


Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.