French Lentils and Kale Soup

Kim Biegacki


I am on a quest to help my Aunt Linda with eating more healthy foods and I thought a lentil soup would be a great one to start with. Especially when adding the kale which is good greens to eat. I used everything organic except for the kale. I also chose to use the sweet potato instead of a white potato because it has better gylcemic index and is more nutritious too.
The addition of fresh lemon juice and spices really brings a wonderful flavor to the lentil soup as well.

Hope you enjoy.


★★★★★ 4 votes

4 qts
15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/4 c
    french lentils
  • 1 c
    red lentils
  • 4 c
    organic vetegable broth
  • 6 or more c
  • 1 bunch
    kale, finely chopped
  • 6 small
  • 1 - 2 medium
    sweet potato
  • 6 clove
  • 1 medium
    lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    beau monde seasoning
  • 2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp
    ground fennel
  • 1 small
    onion, diced and sauteed (if you desire)
  • ·
    sliced lemons and croutons for serving

How to Make French Lentils and Kale Soup


  1. rinse, sort and drain your lentils
  2. Fill your 6 qt. pot with your broth and water and heat. Add your potato, finely chopped kale and carrots and cook for 10 to 15 minutes then add your lentils along with your seasonings and pressed garlic cloves.
  3. You could serve your bowl of soup with a slice of lemon if you wanted too along with some croutons.

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About French Lentils and Kale Soup

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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