clock icon cutlery icon flag icon folder icon instagram icon pinterest icon print icon squares icon

French Lentil and Kale Stew



  • 2 cups of dry French lentils or brown lentils
  • 1L of vegetable stock
  • 1/21 cup of water
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of coconut cream
  • 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 12 cups of shredded Kale leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 tsp of Italian dried herbs
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt and pepper according to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil with the dried herbs and cook the garlic and onion until translucent.
  2. Add in the diced carrot and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Rinse and add your dry lentils along with the vegetable stock and 1/2 cup of water.
  4. Bring the stew to a boil then reduce the heat to low and cover and cook for 30-45 minutes until lentils and carrots are cooked.
  5. Add in the diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, salt pepper and kale and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve into bowls with a dollop of coconut cream.


Find more of Claire’s recipes on @healthyfrenchwife.