Slow Cooker Red Lentil Soup

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This Slow Cooker Red Lentil Soup came out so good!  The flavors are diverse and rich and my husband loves it.  There is something I have to tell you about Ed.  He puts saltine crackers in every soup or chowder that he sees.  No question or thought – he just adds the saltines.  So, anyway, he loves this with his signature saltines (oh, well).  I love it to, sans the crackers, and so will you.

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Soup

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Serves: 4 to 6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups dried Red Lentils
  • 32 ounce Vegetable Broth
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 4 ounces Tomato Paste
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely diced or minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions

You do not have to pre-soak lentils. That makes this an even easier soup.
Put everything in the Slow Cooker and cook on low 8 – 10 hours or on high 4-5 hours.
This is what you could call a dump and go recipe.
Love it!
IF FREEZING:
Let cool to room temperature.
TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:
Remove from the freezer and put in the refrigerator overnight because it is a pretty solid mass and will take longer to defrost.
The night of serving -
Put all in a large saucepan and heat through. You can add more broth if you think it is too thick.
Ready to serve.

Serving size: 1-1/2 cups

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