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The Best Crockpot Lentil Soup

April 27, 2018

It’s been a minute since I shared a recipe, and this one has been on repeat in my house this season so I figured now’s the time! Since Boston refuses to let winter go, this is still pretty relevant.

This lentil soup recipe stemmed from my love of soup, not finding exactly what I was looking for online, and a ton of dried lentils I had bought on a whim. Not gonna lie though, when I was making it for this post, I completely forgot to buy more lentils. Major fail on my part, but thank god the grocery store near me is open 24 hours!

I threw everything in my crock pot last night (including the lentils) and thought I turned it on high. It turns out I had only turned it on warm…yikes. Clearly yesterday I was not at my best. At least the soup, eventually, came out well!

And here it is! The best crockpot lentil soup recipe ever.

Ingredients:

  • 1 regular potato
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 4 carrots
  • 4 celery stocks
  • 1 onion
  • 3 pieces of garlic
  • 8 oz of water (or 2 oz of water, 6 oz of vegetable stock)
  • (if using all water) 3 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • About 8 oz of dried green or brown lentils
  • 3 large handfuls of kale

Instructions:

  1. Chop up the potato, sweet potato, carrots, celery, and onion into medium sized chunks
  2. Finely chop up the garlic
  3. Throw the potato, sweet potato, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and lentils into the crock pot
  4. Add 8 oz of water and 3 vegetable bouillon cubes (or 2 oz water and 6 oz vegetable stock)
  5. Turn crock pot on high and let cook for 5-6 hours
  6. After 5-6 hours, add 3 heaping handfuls of kale
  7. Cook on low for another 2-3 hours, or on high for another 45 minutes to an hour
  8. Enjoy!

My favorite way to serve this soup is with a good crusty bread, or all on its own! I love this recipe because you can really make it your own. Throw more or less veggies in, try it with different dried lentils, or different greens! I hope you have more success at cooking it than I did this last time. Send any pics my way!

 

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