Turkish Kale Lentil Soup

Preparation time
10 mins
Cooking time
40 mins
Super Easy
8 people
Meal course
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1 cup
Red Lentils
2 litres
2 medium
1 medium
Sweet Potato
4 large
1 large
250 gram
2 whole
stock cubes
1 tbsp
finely grated Ginger
1 Tsp (hpd)
1/2 whole
1 tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch
Black pepper
Turkish Kale Lentil Soup

This is a chop, chuck,boil and blend sort of soup!
Just the kind I like, as when I am trying to juggle 4 kids, lunch needs to be quick!

This is my version of a middle eastern, Turkish soup, that my sister in law made for us once, after her return from overseas.

It was such a tasty soup and different from the normal type of soup we would make, and it was also a hit with the kids, who downed it in no time!
With 4 kids making noise around me as I try to write this up for you, I was about to publish it, when I realised that i had left the Kale out of the ingredients List! :0
Thank goodness I realised!

It tastes a little bland ,if you sample it straight out of the pot , but when you serve it, you drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil on the top and squeeze lemon over it, and the flavour comes alive!

It’s really, really good, and full of lots of nutritious things too, so a winner all around!

Turkish Kale Lentil Soup

Turkish Kale Lentil Soup

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Turkish Kale Lentil Soup


1 cup red lentils
2 litres water
4 celery stalks
2 med potatoes
1 med sweet potato
4 carrots
1 large courgette
250 gm Shredded Kale
2 stock cubes
1 tbsp fresh finely grated ginger
1 heaped tsp turmeric
1/2 lemon
Olive oil for drizzling

  1. Rinse the lentils thoroughly in cold water, then add to the saucepan.
  2. Add 2 litres of boiling water to the saucepan, and start to cook the lentils whilst you prep the vegetables.
  3. Chop the celery, sweet potatoes, potatoes,carrots and courgettes, into chunks and chuck in the pot.
  4. Add the grated ginger, turmeric, and stock cubes to the pot as well.
  5. Wash the kale leaves well before adding them to the soup. I buy mine already shredded. If your kale is whole, make sure to roughly chop it so it is easier to blend up later.
  6. Boil the soup until all is tender and well cooked then turn off the heat.
  7. Carefully blend up the soup until it is all smooth.
  8. To serve, ladle soup into the bowl, and squeeze some lemon juice over the top of the soup to taste. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil around artistically and add some black cracked pepper, and its ready to serve. It complements any sort of middle eastern cuisine well.

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