Lentil and Kale Slowcooker Soup

12 Feb

I decided I should eat more greens. So that means a refrigerator full of kale and no clue what to do with it. I added some to a salad, but the greens are a bit tough to be the base of your salad. So I did some googling and found a great recipe for lentil and kale soup. I changed it up a little bit and ended up with this. I put  my crockpot to use and arrived home to wonderfully smelling house and a nearly finished dinner. Sounds perfect to me!

Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 potato, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Add the carrots, celery, onion, potato, garlic, lentils, vegetable broth, and thyme to the slow cooker. Stir, mixing well. Set on low for all day cooking or high for half day.

About 20 minutes before you plan to eat, add in the chopped kale, balsamic vinegar, and some salt and pepper, if you’d like.

Stir in the kale and let cook for another 20 minutes. Serve up a heaping bowl and enjoy!

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