Kale, Tomato & Lentil Soup


Kale, Tomato & Lentil Soup

Rustic, tasty, vegeliciousness!



2 red onions, finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 beef tomatoes, diced or 2 cupfuls of diced tomatoes
2 heaped tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme or 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
3 tbsp quinoa
1 good quality vegetable stock cube diluted in 1 litre of boiling water, drained and rinsed  
2 tins of lentils or 1 cup of dried lentils boiled in unsalted water until tender
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp tomato puree
4-6 sticks of kale, leaves removed from the stalks and finely shredded
Sea salt
Olive oil


1. Warm a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat.

2. Add the onions, garlic and a pinch of salt to the pan and allow to them to gently sizzle until they soften and turn translucent.

3. Add the paprika and thyme followed by the tomatoes and tomato puree then mix everything together and allow to cook for a further minute or so.

4. Sprinkle in the quinoa and pour in the stock then bring to the boil before reducing the heat to simmer for 15 minutes.

5. Add the cooked lentils and if needed, add enough boiling water to cover the ingredients by an inch. Season to your liking and add the shredded kale.

6. Simmer for a further couple of minutes and it's ready to get stuck in!