There is nothing but goodness in this recipe. Every ingredient is wellness boosting. Lentils are packed with protein, an excellent source of B vitamins and iron, and loaded with dietary fiber. Carrots, celery, onions, garlic, and kale are all nutrient superstars in their own right.

I love creating recipes that make it easy for anyone to whip up a healthy, delicious meal, even if they don’t think they like to cook. Curried Brown Lentil Soup With Kale is a tasty way to eat more plant-based foods and makes a hearty meatless meal. I also love the fact that most of the ingredients are pantry and crisper drawer staples.

Curried Brown Lentil Soup With Kale Recipe

Course Soup
Keyword chicken soup, kale, lentils


  • 2 cups brown lentils - rinsed and picked over
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 tablespoons white or yellow miso dissolved in 4 cups filtered water
  • 4 cups filtered water for miso
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 carrots sliced into quarter-inch rounds
  • 1/2 bunch celery rinsed and sliced into half-inch pieces
  • 2 cups diced canned tomatoes and liquid
  • 1 cup wine of choice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 cups Tuscan kale stemmed and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder


  1. Heat oil in a deep stockpot. Add carrots, celery, onions, and garlic, stirring until vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Add lentils to vegetables in the pot, stirring for 3 minutes.
  3. Add wine, stock, miso, tomatoes oregano, and bay leaf, bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer gently for an hour.
  5. After an hour, remove from heat and stir in kale and curry powder—season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Enjoy with a crusty loaf of bread and a crisp salad.

I am a passionate advocate for food as medicine, life navigator and culinary coach. This is my space for sharing what excites, inspires and motivates me to live my best life. It began as a recipe blog for nourishing, simple, weekday meals and has become something much bigger… a guide to resilient wellness. I am excited to share my knowledge of how daily habits can cumulatively help you to live like you mean it and age like you want to.