Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

Author: Stephanie Kay

Filled with lentils and veggies, this crockpot lentil soup is easy to make and incredibly good for you.

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Soups & Stews
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
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  1. In a slow cooker or crockpot, add the lentils, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, diced tomatoes, thyme, oregano, basil, chili flakes, and salt, and stir to combine.
  2. Add the broth to the slow cooker, stir again to combine, cover with the lid, and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 6-8 hours until lentils are tender.
  3. Once cooked, add chopped kale and red wine vinegar or lemon juice, stir until well combined, and cook for a final 10 minutes until kale is wilted and tender. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
  4. Optional: If you want to thicken the soup slightly, simply remove 2-3 ladles of the soup and blitz in a blender, return to the soup, and stir until well incorporated. Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender to blitz only part of the soup.
  5. Portion the soup into bowls, top with a sprinkle of chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese, and serve immediately, or allow it to cool completely and then store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.