Lentil and Kale Soup

Lentil and Kale Soup
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The lentils and kale in this soup are a hearty pairing. They blend perfectly together for a powerhouse of nutrition. And it’s simple and easy to make.

Kale plant in a garden.
Kale plant from my garden

This Lentil and Kale Soup is one-pot and ready in under an hour so it’s perfect for a weeknight soup or stew. And the nutrition value alone makes it so worth it. Lentils are a great source of protein, iron and magnesium. Kale is a powerhouse dark leafy green that is full of vitamins, fiber, minerals and iron.

Ingredients for Lentil and Kale Soup

Ingredients for Lentil and Kale soup. Chopped green pepper, celery, onion, carrots and lentils in small white bowls. Bunch of fresh kale, jar of vegetable broth and can of diced tomatoes.
  • Lentils, brown or green- rinsed well
  • Onion, chopped
  • Carrots, chopped
  • Celery, chopped
  • Green pepper, chopped
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Fresh Kale
  • Vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper

How to make Lentil and Kale Soup:

This soup is so easy and quick to make. If you prepare the vegetables ahead of time it will save you even more time. For instance, I plan all our meals on Saturday for the following week. That way I can shop on Saturday or Sunday morning. And then I prepare as many ingredients/dishes as I can on Sunday for that week so that meal prep is fast and easy. So for this soup, I will chop all the vegetables on Sunday and store in the fridge until I’m ready to make it that week.


  • Swiss chard or spinach for kale.
  • Red, yellow or orange pepper for the green pepper
  • Substitute fresh chopped tomatoes for the canned
  • Omit/add chopped vegetables.
  • Add cooked vegan sausage when you add the lentils
  • Top with parmesan if desired
  • Add hot sauce for some spice

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Lentil and Kale Soup in a cream colored bowl with silver spoon to the left.

Lentil and Kale Soup

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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kale, Lentils
Servings: 6
Calories: 218kcal
Author: hungrydanekitchen



  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add chopped vegetable and sauté another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add lentils, broth, and diced tomatoes to the pot.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add chopped kale to the pot and simmer an additional 5 minutes or until kale is wilted.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4017IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg

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