This is one of my original recipes that I used to serve at my take-out shop years ago. Lentils pair well with a smoky flavor and this soup has the added nutritional punch and color of purple kale for a satisfying and healthy main-course. I love to make this soup with smoked duck (with the skin removed) when I have it. —mandochef
What You'll Need
diced sweet onion
extra-virgin olive oil
dried green lentils
purple kale, chopped
diced smoked turkey breast, no skin
sea salt (or to taste)
freshly ground black pepper
Sweat the garlic, onion, carrot, and celery in a large stockpot with the olive oil.
After about five minutes on medium-low, add the lentils (that have been picked over and rinsed) and the stock. Turn heat to medium, cover the pot, and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the lentils are fully cooked but still holding their shape.
Add the diced turkey and the kale and simmer for five minutes. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.