Ruth's Red Lentil and Potato Soup

I made up this recipe one chilly weeknight to stave off a cold. I was surprised at how delicious the soup was! The file powder makes it nice and thick, but it may be left out. A warm loaf of sourdough bread is all you need to complete your meal!

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and celery. Cook until tender. Mix in the potatoes, carrot, and garlic. Continue to cook and stir about 5 minutes, until...


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 medium red potatoes, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups dry red lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup roughly chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon file powder

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