This isn’t just a veggie soup, it’s a hearty meal to warm up with on a chilly winter’s day! We enjoyed it today after trimming our Christmas tree! I’ve always loved Christmas, but since having Noah, I really love Christmas! Everything is so exciting to him that even my grinch of a husband can’t help but get into the holiday spirit!
This soup is chock full with nutrition…kale, lentils, beans, carrots, garlic and tomatoes… you can’t go wrong!
Kale, Lentil and Bean Soup
1 small onion, diced
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped (I used the celery heart with the leaves)
1 small pepper, diced (I used a yellow pepper)
1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed and chopped
1/4 cup organic tomato paste
1 cup organic crushed tomatoes
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
1/2 cup red or green lentils
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons Bragg’s Amino Acids, tamari or soy sauce (so sauce will no longer make this recipe gluten free)
sea salt (optional)
2 teaspoons Italian seasonings or 1 teaspoon dried oregano and 1 teaspoon dried basil
-In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
-Add onions and cook until lightly golden. Add garlic, celery, carrots, pepper, kale and cook until tender.
-Add tomato paste, crushed tomato, lentils, chick peas, broth, water, seasoning and Bragg’s amino acids.
-Let simmer for 30-45 minutes or until lentils are tender, add sea salt if desired.
this is Noah’s new “smile” :)