Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Fall is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than to break out the crockpot. This is a simple and easy to make soup that is perfect for a chilly evening.
Crockpot Lentil & Vegetable Soup
Vegan, Gluten Free
2 C dry green lentils
4 C water
4 C vegetable broth
1 yellow onion, diced
3 carrots, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 14oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1 bunch spinach, stems removed
optional: top with toasted pepitas
Soak the lentils in water for a few minutes and remove any debris. Drain and add to crockpot.
Add the water and broth, chopped vegetables, tomatoes, and seasonings.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
About 10 minutes before serving, stir in the spinach.
Top with toasted pepitas if desired.
This makes a huge batch of soup. I had a ton of leftovers and even froze some for later.
This would be great with a bunch of different veggies in it, so feel free to add in your favorites.
Thanks for stopping by!