Delicious Lentil and Kale Soup

  • Preparation time:
  • 20 min
  • Plus time:
  • Cooking time: 38 minutes
  • Makes:
  • 6 Servings

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Delicious Lentil and Kale Soup
Recipe by Eshun Mott

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz low-sodium bacon , (about 4 slices)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot , (about 1 carrot)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery , (about 2 sticks)
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups green lentils
  • 8 cups chicken broth , (homemade or sodium-free)
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups chopped kale , (stems and mid-ribs removed)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium. Add bacon and sauté for 2 min or until fat has rendered. Discard all but 3 tbsp fat.
  • Add onion, carrot and celery and sauté for 5 min or until vegetables begin to soften. Add garlic and smoked paprika and sauté for 1 min. Stir in tomato paste. Add lentils, chicken stock, thyme and bay leaf and bring to a boil.
  • Cover pot, turn heat to low and simmer gently for 15 min.
  • Add kale and salt and simmer for 15 min longer or until lentils and vegetables are cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with parsley just before serving.

The Warm-Up

Freeze cooked soup in portions. Defrost fully and reheat gently in a saucepan over medium-low, adding a little water and salt if needed.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 320
  • Protein
  • 19 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • Fibre
  • 8 g
  • Sodium
  • 794 mg
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