Kale and Lentil Stew is a warm, hearty and nutritious vegan stew. The stew combines kale and lentils, as well as onion, carrots, garlic, and spices. The kale provides antioxidants and a vitamin-rich, nutritious base while the lentils add protein and fiber. The onion and garlic provide a strong base flavor and the spices give the stew a flavorful kick, especially cumin and paprika. The result is a savory, comforting stew that is packed full of vitamins and minerals. This stew is the perfect dish to warm up a cold winter night.

Kale and Lentil Stew


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 3 cups roughly chopped kale
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil, onion, garlic and spices. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, lentils, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a low simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the kale and cover again. Continue cooking until the lentils are tender, about 10 minutes more. Taste and adjust the seasonings, if desired.
  4. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Kale and Lentil Stew

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