Lentil Kale Soup

Lentil Kale Soup

This lentil soup is super delicious! It seems complicated at first glance as it has a lot of ingredients, but in reality it is not complicated at all. I was inspired by Spiced Vegan Lentil Soup. Now this soup is one of our family favorites.

Ingredients

– 1 cup brown or green lentils, picked over and rinsed
– ½ medium yellow or white onion, chopped
– 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
– ½ medium zucchini, diced into 1/4” cubes
– ½ red or yellow or orange bell pepper, diced into 1/2” pieces
– 2-3 medium potatoes diced into ½ “cubes
– 1-2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
– 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
– 2-3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon curry powder
– Salt, black pepper to taste
– Juice of ½ medium lemon
– 1-2 cups chopped kale, tough ribs removed
1. Fill a soup pot with 2 Qt water. Add lentils and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for about 15 min.2. While lentils are cooking, sauté diced onion and grated carrot in 2-3 Tbsps. olive oil over medium heat stirring, until the onion is softened, about 5-8 minutes. Add garlic, cumin and curry powder. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring often.  Set aside.

Lentil Kale Soup

Lentil Kale Soup

3. After the lentils have cooked for 15 minutes, add to the pot diced zucchini, diced bell pepper, diced potatoes. Bring to a boil. Add sautéed onion and carrots.

4. Add diced drained tomatoes.

Lentil Kale Soup

5. Add about 1 tsp of salt, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 min or until the lentils are tender and vegetables are cooked. 6. Transfer 2 cups of the soup to a blender and puree until smooth.

Lentil Kale Soup

Lentil Kale Soup

7. Pour the pureed soup back into the pot and add the chopped kale. Cook for 5 more minutes, or until the kale have softened.

8. Stir in the juice of half of a lemon, taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve hot.
Enjoy!

Lentil Kale Soup

Lentil Kale Soup

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