Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ham, Lentil and Kale Soup (Diary and Grain/Gluten Free)

Now that the colder weather is approaching, my body is craving soups and stews.  I had a ham bone in the freezer and bought some lentils so this is what came of them.  This is definitely a hearty soup or is it a stew?  I am not quite sure of the difference other than I believe a stew comprises of actually "stewing" the meat.  So whatever this is, it was yummy and didn't last long.  I actually had some for a morning snack.

Ingredients (serves approximately 4-6 people)
  • 1 ham bone 
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cup lentils
  • 3 chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 chopped small onion
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon coriander

  1. In a large pot place bone with water and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 30 minutes.  
  2. Add all other ingredients and cook for another 45 minutes.
  3. Remove bone and cut off any leftover meat and add to soup.
  4. Remove bay leaves.
  5. Enjoy


  1. Delicious! is this recipe of your own creation? I'll have to make this for the family next week. I can't get enoughof kale. Great post, thank you.