Hearty Lentil Soup with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

Hearty Lentil Soup with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

Best to: Warm up with this nourishing and flavorful lentil soup, loaded with nutrient-dense kale and sweet potatoes. This comforting meal is perfect for women accountants seeking a healthy, satisfying dish that's easy to prepare after a long day at work.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 cups green or brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups diced sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups chopped kale, stems removed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, and sauté for 5-7 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, and turmeric, and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Add lentils, vegetable broth, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  3. Stir in sweet potatoes and kale. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  4. Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-grain bread or a side salad for a complete, satisfying meal.


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