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Kale - What do I do with all of this Kale - Here's an idea for a great Soup

Updated on July 13, 2016
Healthy Kale and Lentil Soup
Healthy Kale and Lentil Soup

Quick and Easy Kale Lentil Soup

Kale is healthy vegetable and is available in curly, ornamental or dinosaur variety.

Consuming kale on a regular basis provides health benefits including cancer protection and lowering cholesterol. This recipe is a delicious way to reap the benefits of these leafy green vegetables.

5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirements of calcium and vitamin B6, 40% magnesium, 180% vitamin A, 200% vitamin C, and 1,020 % of vitamin K. It is a good source of minerals, copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.


Vitamin K is necessary for a variety of bodily functions, including blood clotting and bone health. The caveat is for those individuals who take medications to treat diseases that require a restricted K intake. Those individuals should consult with their physician regarding kale in their diet.

When I make this, I usually will freeze a number of servings in small plastic soup containers and eat them later. They make a great, healthy lunch serving for home or at work. Just put it in the microwave (frozen) for about 3 to 4 minutes and your ready for lunch.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 10 One cup Servings

Ingredients

  • Your choice between 8-12 ounces Turkey Kielbasa, slices into small pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, crush small
  • 1 tbs spoon Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken stock/broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 2 cups Kale, chop into pieces
  • 1 1/2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  1. In a medium to large pan over medium heat add the 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Stir in the chopped turkey Kielbasa sausage and heat until meat begins to stick to the pan.
  3. Remove meat from pan with a slotted spoon.
  4. If needed add more olive oil, add onions and garlic and stir until softened.
  5. Add lentils, turkey Kielbasa, chicken stock, and water to the onion and garlic mixture. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes or until the lentils soften.
  6. Add the chopped kale and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Before serving add good quality balsamic vinegar and serve. The balsamic vinegar makes this soup delicious. The lentils in this recipe add a good source of vegetable protein to this soup. This recipe makes 10 one cup servings.
  7. Enjoy
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