Lentil soup is one of my favourite meals during winter. Especially the red lentils. In my opinion, they keep their texture a lot better than other ones. Which makes them the perfect addition to this lentil soup. This lentil soup is packed with flavour and vitamins. One of which is ginger and turmeric, both have wonderful health benefits. Along with that is also has carrots, garlic, mungo beans and tomatoes.
The best thing it’s super easy to make and it really fills you up. Basically, you put all your ingredients in your Crock Pot, put the lid on and let it cook. This is also such an amazing soup to bring for lunch. Pour the lentil soup into a jar and take it to work. You will be satisfied until dinner time, I promise.
Now as much as I love food, I’m a food blogger after all. However, the everyday meals for 7 people, is really overwhelming for to me too. Also, I have a confession to make, I hate doing dishes. Like a lot. I love it when I can use one pot only. My Crock Pot is my new best friend. It has given me my time back. I don’t have to watch anything. I put all of it in one pot, choose low heat or high heat, set the timer and then go off to running my business. Then it automatically keeps it warm until I turn it off. Such a good kitchen genie don’t you think?
Lentil soup packed with vitamins and flavour all in one pot.
- 65 gr red lentils
- 70 gr mung beans
- 3 smaller carrots
- 1 large rooted parsley
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 2 tbs chopped parsley
- 2-3 tbs raw grated ginger
- 1-2 tbs turmeric
- 2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp ground pepper
- 3 tsp flaked chilli
- 400 gr crushed tomatoes
- 250 gr water
- Step 1 Peel the carrots and the rooted parsley.
- Step 2 Chop them finely in a mixer.
- Step 3 Chop the parsley and peel the garlic.
- Step 4 Place all the ingredients in the Crock Pot put the lid on and set the timer to 6 hours and low heat.
- Step 5 Let it cook for 6 hours and serve with sour cream.
You can, of course, make this recipe even if you don’t have a Crock Pot. Use a thick bottomed pot and double the water and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil for about 10 minutes and then let it simmer for 6 hours with the lid on. Make sure you keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn.
Need more Crock Pot recipes? Check out this juicy pulled pork recipe!