Curry Lentil and Kale Soup

This is another new favorite recipe in our house so I wanted to share!  It’s fairly easy to make and has great flavor.  Hope you enjoy!

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Ingredients:

1/4 cup olive oil

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (full leaf)

28-oz can diced tomatoes, drained

1 cup dried brown or red lentils (or a mix)

4 cups vegetable broth

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

pinch red pepper flakes

2 cups kale, rinsed

1 lemon, juiced

Directions:

  • Heat olive oil in large pot on medium heat.
  • Add onion and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, cumin, curry powder, and thyme.  Stir.
  • Add tomatoes and stir.
  • Add vegetable broth, water, lentils, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.  Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to simmer and simmer for 27 minutes.
  • Add kale and continue to simmer for about 3 more minutes.
  • Use immersion blender and blend soup.
  • Add lemon juice and stir.
  • Enjoy!!!

Notes:

My daughter doesn’t love this soup alone so I usually give it to her with peas over pasta.  She enjoys that 🙂

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Paleo Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Chili

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