A Spoonful of Sunshine

Hearty Kale and Lentil Soup February 8, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine @ 3:00 am

Hello again there! So my blogging has become a little sporadic lately thanks to the sprint known as Week 5 Midterms.  Thank god they are over because now I am a free woman! So in lieu of showing you pictures of countless Luna Bars and cups of coffee consumed in the library, I have a recipe to share packed with all that is healthy and good.

PSA: I am well aware that sugar + caffeine is not the most nutritious diet, but whatever gets you though, right?

Now that are my hell week is over, I plan on consuming loads of vegetables and watching some trashy television.  This soup might just do the trick and I can easily cozy up on the couch with a steaming bowl of this goodness.  Killing two birds with one stone is my specialty.



Hearty Kale and Lentil Soup


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 yellow onion, roughly chopped

6 ribs of celery, roughly chopped

6 carrots, roughly chopped

3 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 cans of diced tomatoes

4 cups of water

1 cup lentils

dried basil

dried oregano

6 oz chopped & destemmed kale

salt + pepper


In a large on medium high heat add olive oil.  Once the oil is heated add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic.  Cook down for about 15 minutes until the veggies are soft.  Add tomatoes, water, lentils, and herbs.  Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.  Add kale to let wilt down for 1o minutes.  Season with salt + pepper to taste.


16 Responses to “Hearty Kale and Lentil Soup”

  1. midterms never make life fun. hang in there! great recipe, I am such a fan of a hearty soup this time of year

  2. carlyjg Says:

    Midterm suck. Soup doesn’t. This looks amazing.

    And I hope midterms went well!

  3. I am reading your nutrition advice with my capp full of caffeine LOL. Hope your midterms went well (so much work!) and this soup looks amazing. Also thanks for like the lolz on facebook!

  4. Ha, I have been so busy at work slash…life… too, and Luna bars have been saving me. I totally justify it by saying “But look! it has all these vitamins and minerals!”

    This soup sounds awesome, though. I have been loving lentils lately and looking for a good way to work them into a soup!!

  5. Kaitlin Says:

    Don’t you LOVE midterms? At least you have these wonderful recipes when you do surface from that insanity :) I’ve been all over kale recently. And as for the sugar + caffeine, keep it coming! It’s definitely helping me out ;)

    Good luck and have a great weekend!

  6. Hang in there girl! you’ll get through them :)

  7. Best of luck girly! Tests and exams and papers are just a few things that I do not miss about college :P And I loveee lentils, although I rely on TJ’s to cook them for me. This looks delic!

  8. Midterms yuck. I’m glad those days are gone, but at least you’re through it now. And curled up with this hearty bowl of delicious. I think in know what I’m eating for dinner tonight. Thanks.

  9. I just got through with midterms week (round 1) too, so I definitely know how you feel! That soup looks so fantastic!

  10. Kale and lentils are like two of my FAVORITE things! I’m SO bookmarking this soup! I hope your tests went well!

  11. astottler Says:

    Midterm weeks are the worst! I hope everything went well!

  12. Yum! And great pictures too :) Hope your test went well!

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  14. Kaitlin Says:

    Just pinned this and it’s totally happening this weekend! :)

  15. Tracey Says:

    Yes! Finally something about search engine.


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