I made my first vegetarian meal in the slow cooker this week!
See? Look at all those vegetables. I feel healthier already just looking at them.
Usually, I might think vegetable soup is………BORING. As in, really boring! Who wants to eat a bowl of mushy overcooked vegetables, anyway? Not this girl.
Buuuuuut…..then one of my yoga friends (hi, ondrejka!) told me about this easy crock pot lentil soup that was a family favorite in her house. And then suddenly lentil soup sounded extra delicious to me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I actually made it for myself on Monday.
Sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, green beans and lentils are all cooked together for a whopping 10 hours until everything turns to heavenly mush. I know “mush” doesn’t necessarily sound too appetizing, but I promise it’s some of the best mush you’ll ever eat. There’s just no other way to describe it.
oh, and those delicious buttery crusty knots? We’ll get to THOSE tomorrow.
Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup
4 large carrots, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, diced
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1.5 cups chopped green beans
2 cups green lentils
1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried oregano
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 15-oz can diced tomatoes
64 oz vegetable broth
2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp pepper
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Turn heat on low and cook for 10 hours, adding a little more broth at the end if soup seems too thick.
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