Five-Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe: Another Tasty Way to Enjoy Kale

You know how our resident fresh in-season foodie expert Linda LaRue shared fun kale facts with us last week? Well, as promised, she’s baaack! And with a crazy-good Five-Vegetable Lentil Soup recipe that has—you guessed it—kale in it!

Five-Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe

From Fit Bottomed Eats | Soups | American

There is nothing more comforting and satisfying than a bowl of this hearty soup on a cold winter day. A blanket, a good book and a bowl of this soup—maybe sprinkled with a little bit of grated Parmesan cheese—and we guarantee all will be right in the world again.


Low cal Calories 119kcal

Low fat Total Fat 2g

sat-fat Free Saturated Fat 0g

chol Free Cholesterol 0mg

High sodium Sodium 726mg

carbs Total Carbohydrate 22g

Serving size 287g Calories from fat 18kcal Fiber 5g Protein 5g Sugar 5g
12 servings


  • 10 cups reduced-sodium, non-fat chicken, beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cups lentils
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 stalks celery with leaves chopped
  • 4 large carrots diced
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • 1 medium bunch kale, chopped
  • 1 t chopped garlic
  • 1 t fresh, ground pepper
  • 1 T good olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh, flat leaf parsley


  1. Soak and wash lentils in colander until clean.
  2. Meanwhile, sautée the onions, celery and carrots with olive oil in 10- to 12-quart soup pot until golden. Then, add garlic and sautée for 1 minute being careful not to burn garlic. Add tomato paste, broth, lentils, and pepper.
  3. Simmer until lentils are soft and tender (approximately 1½ hours).
  4. Turn heat off. Add the chopped kale at the very end stirring until well incorporated and, then, add fresh, chopped parsley.


  • We prefer red lentils and black kale if you have it!


Doesn’t that just sound wonderful? We imagine it’s good with a big ol’ hunk of crusty bread and maybe a piece of chicken or salmon. What would you pair it with? Or would you have it on its awesome kale-y own? —Jenn


  1. Cary says

    Oh.My.Gosh. This soup is SO good!! I used basil and oregano tomato paste and put in about half of the can and put the kale in from the beginning so it would be nice and soft (had my wisdom teeth out yesterday and needed soft food!) and this soup will be a repeat for sure! Thank you so much for the recipe and I’m so happy to have found your blog!!


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