Lentil Soup ~ Slow Cooked to Perfection!

Tasty Lentil soup

Try your hand at this classic lentil soup—slow-cooked to perfection—with dehydrated onions and carrots!

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Ingredients for Lentil Soup:

  • 16 oz. bag of lentils
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated carrots
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated onion
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated celery
  • 2 slices dehydrated elephant garlic
  • 2 cups boiling water (for dehydrated items) 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt* and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon Marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon Oregano

How to Make this Super-Tasty,
Good-For-You Lentil Soup:

  1. Use the freshly boiled water to re-hydrate the dehydrated items above.
  2. When they are sufficiently plump, put the veggies and their water in your slow cooker/crock pot.
  3. Make the vegetable stock (while the items re-hydrate) and then let the stock cool down a bit so you don't shock your crock pot!
  4. Add the lentils—check for stones, other foreign objects first! (I've been fortunate in not finding 'foreign' objects... but it's printed on the bag for a reason!)
  5. Add the seasonings and olive oil, stir with a wooden spoon.


*IF you need to add salt, do so, BUT be careful NOT to over-salt as the bouillon has salt in it.







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Come Home to a Delicious Meal!

Cook in the slow cooker/crock-pot on low heat all day—about 7 hrs—and you come home to a delicious ready-cooked meal! And you deserve it! As an alternative to the brown lentils, try splurging on the orange lentils! It tastes just a little bit different, and is a warmer shade than just plain-looking brown.

I love making these easy soups because not only do they taste great, they are very filling, and are easy on the wallet. This huge batch of soup should feed six people, with a sandwich on the side.

When the soup is fully cooked, there should be no crunch to the lentils at all, they should simply melt in your mouth! Grab that slice of bread and butter too!

Have you seen our "Bake Your Own Bread" recipe? You haven't? Well, here it is! You won't believe how easy this bread is to make. Check out my photos on the Bake Your Own Bread page showing the different stages in the bread-making process.

Lentil Soup in slowcooker
Lentil Soup slowcooker - Done!

What Are The Different Kinds of Lentils?

There are many different types of lentils, including brown, green, red, and yellow. Lentils are a type of legume that is high in protein and fiber. They can be used in soups, stews, curries, and salads.

What Are The Different Ways to Cook Lentils?

Lentils can be cooked in many different ways. They can be boiled, simmered, pressure cooked, or baked. Additionally, lentils can be used in soups, stews, curries, and salads.

Interested in learning how to make curry? Read on!

Easy Curry Recipe

Curry in a bowl, with riceUsed by Permission / Canva registered user

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger.
  3. Cook until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the curry powder and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes, chickpeas, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and water.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve over rice or naan bread.

Not only does curry look good AND taste good—it smells good too!

Does Curry Flavor Intensify While Cooking?

Yes, the flavor of curry will become more intense the longer it is cooked. Additionally, the flavor of curry can be intensified by adding more spices. Be careful NOT to overdo it!

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