Food Recipes Winter Lentil Soup 3.7 (803) 23 Reviews This hearty, flavorful vegetarian soup pairs lentils with a few other healthy ingredients and simple steps. A whole bunch of kale adds tons of fiber, lentils contribute calcium and protein, and sweet potatoes lend some irresistible earthy sweetness. By Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry is a recipe developer, food stylist, and cookbook author with nearly two decades of experience in the culinary arts. She was a food stylist and recipe developer at Real Simple for five years. She's currently the food director at doitDelicious.com. Highlights: * Food director at doitDelicious.com * Collaborates with Jessica Seinfeld on recipes for her cookbooks and website * Wrote an award-winning cookbook, The Good Neighbor Cookbook Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on March 17, 2017 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 60 mins Yield: 6 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 leeks (white and light green parts), cut into 1/4-inch-thick half-moons 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, drained 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 bunch kale, thick stems removed and leaves cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips ½ cup brown lentils 1 tablespoon fresh thyme Kosher salt and black pepper ¼ cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce; optional) Directions Heat the oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook, breaking them up with a spoon, for 5 minutes. Add 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Stir in the sweet potatoes, kale, lentils, thyme, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Simmer until the lentils are tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Spoon into bowls and top with the Parmesan, if using. Use kale, leeks, and sweet potatoes in this warming one-pot meal. Get the recipe:Winter Lentil Soup. Kana Okada Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 226 Calories 4g Fat 38g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 226 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 3mg 1% Sodium 799mg 35% Total Carbohydrate 38g 14% Protein 12g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.