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Soups are such a staple in the fall months. On a chilly day, soup just warms you from the inside out and is so satisfying and delicious. Many store-bought soups, however, are filled with sodium and preservatives that we want to keep out of our diets. Making simple homemade soups takes less time than you’d think and brings the same delicious satisfaction plus the added benefit of being filled with healthful, delicious ingredients. Our Kale and Lentil soup is a favorite in our home for lunch and dinner in the cool months, but is wonderful all year round.

What You Will Learn

  1. How to Make Kale and Lentil Soup
  2. What Makes Kale and Lentil Soup so Healthy
  3. Variations for Kale and Lentil Soup Recipes

How to Make Kale and Lentil Soup

Allergy-Friendly Kale & Lentil Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet Vidalia onion, finely chopped or 2 tablespoons dried onion
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, freshly pressed
  • 2 medium organic carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1 large can (28 ounces) organic diced tomatoes, drained or organic tomato sauce
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2-3 drops cumin essential oil
  • 1 drop thyme essential oil
  • 1 cup combination red, green & brown lentils, rinsed (you can use any combination)
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth (1 box)
  • 2 cups purified, distilled or ionized water, boiling
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper, ground
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 small bunches of organic baby kale, chopped or 10 oz bag of frozen organic kale
Instructions
  1. Add olive oil to a large pot on medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onion, garlic, and carrot pieces. Cook until the onion and garlic are very tender and starting to brown.
  3. Next, add cumin, curry, and thyme and cook for about 30 seconds to one minute, then add the diced tomatoes or tomato sauce.
  4. Then add in all of the essential oils.
  5. Pour in the lentils, broth, 1 cup of water, and lemon juice.
  6. Add salt, cayenne pepper, and white pepper.
  7. On medium heat, bring your mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes so that lentils are cooked through.
  8. If desired, you can puree this entire mixture with an immersion blender then add the greens afterward. Cook 5-10 more minutes until greens are cooked through.
  9. Use within 5 days when stored in the refrigerator or freeze in smaller portions.

Why This Kale and Lentil Soup is so Healthy

Cooking with fresh, organic kale from our garden is one of my favorite things. It makes a great addition to soups, can be cooked on its own, or added to smoothies and salads for a wonderful nutritious boost. Kale is one of our favorite superfoods – such a wonderfully nutrient-dense vegetable, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and lots of great health benefits.

Garlic is also one of the healthiest foods you can possibly eat. In my initial research for my article about the health benefits of garlic, I was able to find more than 4,400 peer-reviewed articles talking about garlic’s unique ability to prevent and treat a plethora of diseases.

My extensive research revealed: Daily consumption of garlic is not only healthy, but it is also associated with the reversal of three of the leading causes of death globally.

In fact, I found benefits for reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, and infections. This soup recipe is an excellent way to get your consumption of garlic in for the day with a delicious, hearty meal!

Olive oil health benefits are also quite profound. It’s one of the better oils when you compare it to other oils and the flavor is lovely for enhancing the soup above. Taken together, you can see how this kale and lentil soup is both delicious, and healthy!

Variations for Kale and Lentil Soup for Other Delicious Options

You could use any of the cruciferous vegetables in place of (or in addition to) kale in this soup for a delicious, nutritious meal. Cruciferous vegetable cancer fighters are also known as Brassica vegetables, and they are all a part of the cabbage family. The most common options include:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Collard Greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Mustard Greens
  • Turnips
  • Rutabaga
  • Arugula
  • Bok Choy
  • Horseradish
  • Radish
  • Watercress
  • Wasabi

This would give you a lot of variations to play with when you’re making this soup. Use what is coming out of your garden – many of these are Fall Garden Foods you can grow in your backyard! Or buy them whenever they go on sale to save money in the grocery store.

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