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This rustic, savory soup is sure to satisfy.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2009
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Cook's Notes

You can substitute spinach or chard for the kale in this recipe. The soup can be enhanced by adding a couple of thyme or rosemary sprigs as it simmers.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • Miriam J Marin
    14 JAN, 2015
    I've made this several times and it's always great. Making it today with leftover spiral sliced ham instead of sausage and using swiss chard instead of kale because that's what I had.
  • Olive PDX
    17 FEB, 2014
    Super delicious, affordable and relatively quick prep!
  • Laura Newton
    8 JUL, 2013
    This recipe is DELICIOUS. I used veggie broth instead of chicken, and used vegan sausages (I can't stomach the animal version). Will absolutely be making these again.
  • Jamy Traub
    21 APR, 2013
    Delicious. I doubled the recipe used spicy Italian sausage and added extra carrots. Omitted the salt as not necessary. Froze a bunch...hopefully it reheats well.
  • threepeas
    11 JUL, 2012
    An excellent, fairly light soup. I shared the recipe with some friends and it has become a staple in their household, too. Soaking the lentils in water in the morning really cuts down on the cooking time at dinner, especially for French lentils!
  • fabrown
    7 DEC, 2011
    This is a delicious soup that makes a great weeknight meal. I mixed kale and swiss chard and added some thyme and orzo at the end. I would use less broth and more water because my sausage added more than enough salt and flavor. Enjoy!
  • noredp
    29 NOV, 2010
    This is an excellent soup! Easy to prepare. I used 4 cups of chicken stock and 2 1/2 cups of water. I have made it both ways, and I think the stock makes it more complex. Also added 2 carrots diced small. Either way you will enjoy this hearty soup.
  • MS112614348
    18 SEP, 2010
    This was good and pretty easy to make.
  • VTParker
    19 JUN, 2010
    Awesome, quick soup. The red wine vinegar really adds a nice dimension of flavor to the soup. Delicious.
  • mmeriche30
    30 MAR, 2010
    loved this soup. full of flavor! i used black lentils instead (pre-cooked package from trader joe's) and tossed them in with the kale. will definitely be making this again.

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