crockpot lentil soup.

I need a computer connected to my brain…I swear my best writing is in my head…while I’m doing the dishes…in the shower…while I ought to be sleeping…man there’s some good stuff in there! And then I sit down to actually write for an uninterrupted 10 minutes and 29 seconds while everyone is napping and I’ve got nothing. Hmmm.

crockpot lentil soup

A-n-y-way…I have a quick and easy crockpot recipe to share with you today.  I’ve made lentil soup a lot of different ways from a lot of different recipes, and they are all about the same.  But this one is the family favorite.  Lentils can actually cook pretty quickly, so I had never made lentil soup in the crockpot until I saw a recipe for Slow Cooker Red Lentil Soup on Vegan in the Freezer last fall.

After adapting the recipe a bit to my preferences, good news: not only do I not have to think about making dinner at dinnertime, but because the lentils cook all day there’s a lot less fiber-induced “musical-ness” around here…if you know what I mean ;).  The long cooking time also gives the flavors a chance to deepen, resulting in a hearty and delicious soup you can hardly wait to eat after you’ve smelled it all day.  Not sure it’s quite good enough to trade a bowl for your birthright, but good.  Very good.

crockpot lentil soup ingredients

Just a little bit of prep time in the morning and a wonderful meal awaits you for dinner.

crockpot lentil soup

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crockpot lentil soup.
 
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Simple, nutritious food to come home to.
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups lentils, rinsed
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp Herbamare (or more salt)
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Put everything in the crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.

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6 thoughts on “crockpot lentil soup.

  1. Jen Taylor

    Jessi, This looks sooo yummy and hearty! I am going to try this one for sure! That bread you have pictured looks pretty good too! What is it and where can I pick some of that up too? xo Jen

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    1. Jessi Post author

      Thanks Jen – the bread was a “bake your own” type sourdough from Costco. Unfortunately crockpot nights are not usually fresh bread nights, so that’s as close as it gets without having done it myself ;).

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