Kale & Lemon Soup

I love all kinds of soups: chunky and smooth creams, thick potages and broths… especially this time of the year when the weather outside is so cold and gloomy.

Kale and lemon soup is not only packed with healthy greens but also with lemon for flavour and so much needed extra portion of vitamin C to fight colds and flus. It would make great Autumn / Winter lunch and also quite filling Spring / Summer dinner as well.

This is vegetarian recipe and if you skip the bread and cream can be also vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.

cold and flu soup recipe


  • 2½ – 3 l of boiling water
  • 4 large vegetable cubes (10 g each)
  • 500 g carrots and potatoes (diced) or some frozen mixed veggies
  • 500 – 600 g packet of chopped kale (rinsed)
  • few garlic cloves (chopped) or some garlic powder
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • ½ – 1 lemon juice
  • dash of hot sauce – optional
  • sea salt – to taste

to serve

  • crunchy bread
  • crème fraîche or soured cream


  1. Place all of the ingredients, except for kale, lemon, salt and hot sauce, in large pot and cook until potatoes are ready.
  2. Add kale and cook the soup a while longer until leaves are wilted to your liking.
  3. Stir in also the lemon juice and season to taste with salt, if necessary.
  4. Share to the plates, optionally top with generous dollop of cream.

Serves 5 – 6 people. 

healthy kale soup recipe


More soup recipes.

If you are looking for more recipes with kale, take a look at this: Kale & Apple Cake with Apple Icing or Farro, Chickpean, Mushroom and Kale Stew from Veggie Desserts,  Butternut Squash Kale Quinoa from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen, Kale & Sweet Potato SoupDehydrated Vegan Cheese and Onion Kale Chips or Parsnip & Kale Soup from Planet Veggie, Miso Muffins with Kale, Carrot and Courgette from Tin and Thyme, Kale Soup from Fab Food 4 All, Breakfast Eggs with Kale & CarrotEasy Garlicky Kale Sauce or Chunky Potato & Kale Soup we made a while ago.

I’m submitting this recipe to Super Soup hosted by Jo of Jo’s Kitchen, the current theme is Frugal.

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I’m sending this also over to Helen’s from Fuss Free Flavours and Michelle’s from Utterly Scrummy #ExtraVeg challenge hosted this month by Helen.

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Your thoughts…

  1. I am not a great fan of kale but I love lemon so I might be tempted to give this soup a go. Thank for linking up with #SuperSoup

  2. I love kale and this is just the ticket when you are feeling under the weather, the lemon must really lighten it.

    Thanks for sharing with #ExtraVeg

  3. What a delicious soup Margot, love the addition of hot sauce and lemon juice:-) Thanks for linking to my Kale Soup:-)

  4. Sounds delicious and so healthy :D

  5. Looks like a gorgeous, healthy soup. And I put hot sauce in everything!

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