Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Save some time and energy by doing it in the slow cooker!

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 6 hours
Serves: 8

Easy and Full with Rich Nutrients

Ingredients:

For the crockpot:

  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 3/4 cup yellow split peas (or add more lentils)
  • 8–10 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 cups butternut squash (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 cups carrots (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 cups potatoes (peeled and cubed))
  • 2 cups celery (chopped)
  • onion (chopped)
  • 5 cloves garlic 
  • 2 teaspoons herbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)

Add at the end:

  • 2–3 cups kale (stems removed, chopped)
  • 1 cup parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • Lemon juice 
  • Parmesan cheese

Procedure:

  1. Place all ingredients in the crockpot.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  3. In the blender place about 4 cups of soup with the olive oil
  4. Blend until you get a semi-smooth and creamy looking.
  5. Add back to the pot and stir to combine.
  6. Stir in the kale and parsley.
  7. Add some parmesan cheese on top and serve.

Tips:

  • Soak your lentils overnight.
  • The taste gets better with time and so does the texture.

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