Red Lentil Slow Cooker Soup

You could easily make this on the stove top as well, but using a slow cooker is a great way to make sure you have a proper meal even when there is no time to put one together! A tip to keep in mind when the little one arrives. Lentils are a great vegetarian source of protein.


2 TBSP olive oil
1 finely chopped medium onion
2 stalks chopped celery
2 1/2 cups dried red lentils, rinsed and picked over
1 TSP ground cumin
1 TSP turmeric
1 TSP yellow curry powder
3/4 TSP ground coriander
2 TBSP lemon juice
6 cups veggie broth

In a skillet heat olive oil, add onion and celery and cook 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker with all other ingredients. Cook on high for an hour, then low for 5 – 6 hours more. Puree with a hand blender if you would like a smoother consistency. Serve with a sprinkle of cheese of dollop of sour cream if desired.


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