Lentil Soup for the Soul

I have become a soup person.  French onion, tomato & mushroom, black bean… it matters not.  I make — and  love — them all.  It’s an odd weekend when a soup isn’t in the crockpot, timer set for 6:20.  To be frank, I’m not sure how I’ll survive the summer without it.

Lentil Love!Tim was on the lentil soup war path from the very beginning, but we added this n’ that together for a Saturday night celebration.  Here’s how it played out.  You know the result.  (You don’t?  Well, only the BEST LENTIL SOUP ON THIS PLANET was born.)

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe

2 cups lentils (wash and precook, save the broth)

1 package mushrooms, sliced

1 can corn

1 cup Chicken broth

1 cup chickpea broth (use chickpeas for hummus, marigolds! I insist!)

1 cup lentil broth (saved from cooking the lentils)

2 14-oz cans tomato sauce

5 stalks celery, sliced small

1 Tbsp Pepper

Salt to taste

Herbs & Spices, add liberally and without hesitation: curry, thyme, oregano, paprika, garlic powder

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with grilled asparagus and a bow tie pasta for charm.

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with grilled asparagus and a bow tie pasta for charm.

What’s your go-to soup?

Any ‘not gonna happen’ soups?

–Not the biggest fan of cheesy potato soups, though my in-laws have come the closest to making one I like.  Soup person, yes! Potato person, no.

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One response to “Lentil Soup for the Soul

  1. I love a good crockpot recipe! I will have to try this out soon. Jay’s not super in favor of “meatless” recipes, but every so often I can sneak one through. :) Didn’t know you were anti-potato, but I’m gratified to know that you almost liked our annual Christmas Eve meal tradition. You’re lucky to be a later addition to the family…we used to do only the potato but the past few years we’ve had to offer a 2nd choice since we have so many people now! I think we’re currently accepting applications for recipes for the alternate choice…get yours in soon! :)

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