Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

This soup is hearty and filling.  This recipe makes a big batch and it freezes well.  Quick run down on how it went down with the family: I LOVED it; husband enjoyed it; my two eldest girls liked it; two youngest weren’t real fussed but ate it.

Spicy Lentil Soup
Serves 10
Hearty, Healthy & Delicious
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups chopped onions
  2. 2 cups chopped carrots
  3. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  7. 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  10. 6 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
  11. 2 cups water
  12. 3 cups chopped cauliflower
  13. 1 3/4 cups lentils
  14. 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  15. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  16. 4 cups chopped fresh spinach
  17. Lemon juice & Coriander to serve
Instructions
  1. Place onions, carrots, garlic, oil, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon and pepper in a large slow cooker.
  2. Add water, stock, cauliflower, lentils, tomatoes and tomato paste and stir until well combined.
  3. Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or low for 8 to 10 hours.
  4. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in spinach.
  5. Serve with coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Adapted from Eating Well
Adapted from Eating Well
Be A Fun Mum http://beafunmum.com/

Serve

I served with flat bread.

slow cooker lentil soup

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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