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Our Favorite Lentil Soup, in the Crock Pot


I love that this soup is so simple to make and that more often then not I have all the ingredients to make it. Super nutritious and full of fiber and.....BIG BONUS the whole family likes it!  Go good on chilly nights.  I hope you will like it too!







Our Favorite Lentil Soup
4 Tablespoons extra–virgin olive oil
1 Large onion, chopped
4 celery stalks with leaves, chopped
2 cups chopped carrots
3 garlic cloves, minced
8 cups water
3 cups dry green lentils
2 Heaping Tablespoons Vegetable Broth Powder
2 (14½–oz.) cans diced tomatoes
Balsamic vinegar to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste


Turn large 5 quart crock pot on high. Place oil and chopped veggies and garlic in, stir. Add the water and lentils. Place lid on and let cook on high for about 3 hours until lentils are soft. After lentils are cooked stir in Vegetable broth powder and diced tomatoes, turn crock pot to low and let warm until time to eat. Just before serving add 1-2 Tablespoons, or to taste, of Balsamic vinegar. Can optionally mash some of the lentils with a potato masher or blend with a hand blender for a thicker consistency or just eat it like it is. Add salt and pepper to taste!









3 comments:

Emily said...

Super! Now I know what we're eating tonight.

Bless your beautiful hide! ;)

Love ya!

FeistyGirl said...

I LOVED this soup but my tummy DID NOT! :( It doesn't seem to like lentils in general. :(

Tammie said...

FeistyGirl: Lentils are so wonderful and FULL of fiber. Ryan often will overdo and have a nice "cleansing" after eating too many lentils. I have to really eat a lot to ever have a problem. ;) I tell Ryan it's because he doesn't eat enough fiber so he's not used to it. ;) I really have no idea though...all I know is that lentils are super healthy and maybe some people should just eat them in smaller amounts perhaps. ;)