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Lentil & Kale Super Food

I had a hard time warming up to kale, even though it’s touted everywhere as the new “it” vegetable. This is a fantastic starter kale recipe – it softens beautifully and is packed with flavor from the ginger and cumin. We eat this as a vegetarian dish, but if you have hardcore meat eaters in the house, I’ve also prepared it with sliced smoked sausage (the Aidells variety is gluten free). The leftovers freeze and reheat well, but you might want to thin it a bit with broth upon reheating.


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Lentil & Kale Super Food

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 cups lentils , rinsed
  • 1 medium yellow onion , peeled and diceed
  • 4 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 (7-ounce) can mild fire roasted chiles
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chopped kale (just the leaves!)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon kosher salt (start low then increase if needed at the table)
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth


  • Use a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Rinse the lentils until the water runs clear.
  • Put the wet lentils into your slow cooker.
  • Add the onion and garlic.
  • Add the fire roasted chiles and diced tomatoes (add the entire contents of the cans).
  • Add the kale, cumin, ginger, and salt.
  • Stir in the broth.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until the lentils are tender to the bite and the onions are transparent.
  • Serve with crusty homemade cornbread if desired (gluten free, of course!).


Nutrition Facts
Lentil & Kale Super Food
Amount Per Serving
Calories 432 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 980mg41%
Potassium 1736mg50%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Fiber 32g128%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 5669IU113%
Vitamin C 161mg195%
Calcium 204mg20%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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