Hearty Lentil, Potato and Greens Soup

Lauren Caris Short

By Lauren Caris Short

5 from 1 vote

A hearty, healthy soup, packed full of greens and nutrients ready to prep your immune system for the colder weather!

A delicious, healthy lentil, potato and greens soup, ready to prep your immune system for the colder weather

Winter colds are pretty much unavaoidable… I’d be lying if I said this soup was some “magic cure” for winter sickness (if anyone finds that… can you let me know?), but I believe filling ourselves with as much good, healthy food as possible can only be a good thing.

This simple soup is packed full of lovely flavour from the potato and carrot base, the fresh thyme and the lentils. You can use whatever your favourite dark leafy greens are, or whatever is in season for you!

You’re sure to feel cosy and warm inside after a bowl of this!

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5 from 1 vote

Hearty Lentil, Potato and Greens Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 1 White Onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Large Potatoes (approx. 500g)
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 litre Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 cup (100g) Green or Brown Lentils
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme (chopped)
  • 3-4 Large Swiss Chard Leaves (or kale)
  • salt and pepper (for seasoning)


  • Dice the carrot and potato into small chunks. Finely dice the onion and mince the garlic.
  • Heat a large stock pot on a medium heat and add a little oil into the bottom. Once hot, saute the onion until translucent (2-3 minutes) then add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • After 1 minute, add in the potatoes and carrots and stir to coat with the onion mixture. Add in the thyme too and cook everything together for 5 minutes until the carrot and potato just begin to soften.
  • Add the vegetable stock and lentils, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until the vegetables and lentils are completely cooked.
  • Take off the heat and if desired, use a stick blender to roughly blend the soup. I like to leave some chunks in for texture, but if you prefer completely smooth soup you can blend it more.
  • Once blended, chop the swiss chard (or whatever kind of dark leafy green you are using) into strips, and stir into the soup. The heat from the soup will wilt the greens so there's no need to actually cook them.


Soup will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Images by Lauren Caris Short.

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