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Virtual Vegan Potluck Recipe: Lentil and Kale Miso Soup

Lentil Kale Miso Soup

Lentil Kale Miso Soup

Having just arrived home thinking I had plenty of time to post my entry into the May 2013 Virtual Vegan Potluck, I’ve realized that my timing is slightly off. So rather than having hours left to type up this post, I should actually have submitted it a few hours ago! A big shout out to Annie from An Unrefined Vegan for managing this affair!

Usually I share all-in-one rice cooker recipes. However for the Virtual Vegan Potluck, I wanted to share something that’s super simple to make and doesn’t require any special kitchen equipment. To ensure there’s a Japanese flavour to this recipe, I chose to make a miso soup.

Just looking at the entry before mine from posted on House Vegan, I’m happy to see a Miso Ramen recipe. And the entry following this one posted at On the Path to Zen also has a Japanese vibe with its Black Pepper Tofu dish.

Virtual Vegan Potluck Recipe: Lentil and Kale Miso Soup
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Serves: 1
Super simple high carb comfort food
Ingredients
  • 70g Lentils
  • 5 Kale leaves
  • 1 heaped table spoon of Miso paste
Instructions
  1. Rinse the lentils.
  2. Add lentils to about 1 litre of water in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  3. Chop up the kale.
  4. Put the miso paste into a bowl.
  5. Ladel out some water from the boiling lentils and pour into the bowl with the miso paste.
  6. Mix the miso paste and water together.
  7. Once the lentils have been boiling for 15 minutes, add the kale and boil for a further 10 minutes.
  8. Turn off the heat and pour the miso into the saucepan.
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19 Comments
  1. I love this soup with just three ingredients!

  2. I love that we have this Japanese inspired corner of the potluck! We are huge miso fans in my house and I will definitely be giving your soup a try. Lentils and kale in miso soup sounds perfect, and I never would have thought of it!

    • Hi Hannah, Ramen shops are mega popular in Japan, but finding vegan ramen is practically impossible. There was one restaurant near me who had a vegan ramen…but they only do it for one month a year. Gonna give yours a go for sure :)

  3. You all were on the same wavelength! I agree – lovely flavors from all three of you :-)! Thank you so much for this yummy soup and for taking part in this crazy idea!

  4. This sounds great! I’ve added spinach and kale to miso soup before, but I never thought of adding lentils! Yum.

  5. Nice to meet you Karate Rice! Um, yeah, this soup is so simple and looks incredibly delicious! Well done!

  6. This looks so good, perfect for a sick day or a cold day!

  7. I try to eat miso daily. It is so healing. I love seeing other people using it, too. This soup is a wonderful addition to the potluck. Thank you!

  8. Such a simple, hearty and healthy soup.

  9. I love this soup. So easy to throw together and so nourishing! I’m definitely going to try it out this weekend!

  10. Wow. It seems so easy to make and so tasty. Thank you for the great recipe.

  11. Kale is a great addition to a miso soup, this looks fantastic! Although, another miso recipe which doesn’t specify which type of miso! There are so many different types of miso, which one did you use?

    • Hi Keely,

      I use the handmade miso from the local farmers’ market. It’s a medium brown looking one (not too light, not too dark). For me, it was just a case of trying different miso pastes until I found my favourite! The ingredients of the one I get are: rice, non-GM soy, barley, salt.

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