This is delicious! Kale and Leeks are the main focus in this soup. Few lentils, but the potatoes are awesome. Paired with some yummy bread, this will be a go-to meal for me this winter.
Winter Lentil Soup
rachelcooks Posted: 10/16/09
nancymitchell Posted: 01/27/09
This is a really great Lentil vegetable stew. It is not your traditional lentil soup, but this is a great version, full of great veggies. It also freezes well. I make this and double the recipe in order to have individual portions to freeze for lunches (which is what I had today). So good!
BessCooksDinner Posted: 01/24/10
This recipe is a keeper. It is tasty, easy, different, freezes nicely, and so healthy! Almost every ingredient is a superfood. However, as already noted, the sodium is excessive. Even canned soup rarely has this much sodium. I omit the salt, cutting the sodium 2/3rds. I really enjoy the textures of the different vegetables so I am careful not to overcook, or things start to get mushy. I recommend waiting 10 minutes into cooking to add the sweet potato cubes, then waiting another 10 minutes before adding the kale, to preserve its bright green color.
mhodsy Posted: 03/29/10
Seriously: this soup is so delicious. Compared to another lentil soup I recently made, this one was even tastier. Just the fact that I'm taking the time to write a review says something huge. I'm a 28 year-old stay-at-home mother with barely any cooking experience or talent! This recipe was super easy and very rewarding. My husband and 24 month-old son LOVED it and asked for left-overs the next day! So healthy too!
lgoessling Posted: 11/04/09
fabulous. friend brought this for us with the recipe and we loved it. i'm not even a huge fan of lentil soup, but this was outstanding!
KimBults Posted: 09/28/10
Will double the kale and lentils next time. You can subsitute onions for leeks (use less) and carrots for sweet potatoes.
LisaCali Posted: 10/24/11
This is very good, and very simple to make. I browned and crumbled one link of spicy turkey sausage to start, took it out and added it back in five minutes before serving. It added a nice peppery element to an otherwise great soup.
MrsHeath Posted: 12/02/11
Easy and delicious and super healthy. Great for feeding the casual guests or taking to a friend.
Clobberella422 Posted: 01/15/12
Very good soup, with some minor modifications. I did not drain the tomatoes (I'm really not sure why you would), used quite a bit more herbs than indicated, and used a full cup of lentils. I didn't add the greens until the last 10 minutes to prevent overcooking. I felt like something was missing, so I added a few teaspoons of chopped garlic, and that did the trick. If I made this again, I would probably use vegetable stock instead of water for more flavor.
CAgirlinIA Posted: 01/15/12
This is an amazing soup even with all the concessions I had to make with it. In order to have leeks, fresh kale and sweet potatoes I would have had a 40-minute round trip to the store. So I used onions, a full cup of lentils (with frozen tomatoes) and dried herbs. After the lentils were cooked I added a can of kale and chopped canned sweet potatoes. I also threw in a couple vegetable bullion cubes, not that they made much of a difference. What a flavorful, healthy soup that I will make often!
ccasazza Posted: 02/06/12
We thought this was bland made to the recipe but minus the salt. From the beginning, I doubled the lentils and used the juice from the tomatoes. At the end, I put half the recommended salt in, plus pepper, 4 tsp vegetable base, parsley, and 4 cloves of garlic. Then I blended it and we liked it better.
RahmOrenstein Posted: 01/28/13
Great soup. As others mentioned, there's room to double or triple the amount of lentils per the same amount of liquids. I kept the liquids from the tomato can and counted them towards the 6 cups of water in the recipe. I also threw in two cubes of vegetarian bouillon, some fresh garlic, paprika and a touch of chili powder