We really enjoyed this healthy soup! I added some zucchini and even some cauliflour left over from a veggie tray. Added just a pinch of red pepper flakes and a pinch of kosher salt too based on ideas from other reviewers. My crock pot runs really hot, so on low 6 hours was just right. Gotta know your crock pot. Perfect on a cool day with some whole grain bread from the bakery.
Maybe I'm not being fair giving this 3 stars. I guess it depends on what you want. This soup tasted *exactly* like Progresso Minestrone Soup, but with lentils. So it was more of an italian flavored vegetable soup with lentils, rather than a lentil soup with vegetables. If you want a tomatoey vegetable soup, this will fit the bill, but if you are looking for a traditional lentil soup, you will be disappointed.
Very good! After reading all the reviews, I increased the seasonings and added some marinara sauce. I soaked the lentils over night, cooked everything on low for three hours then on high for 6. It filled the house with a lovely smell that every one commented on. I served it with some whole wheat bread and had the perfect meal for a rainy day. I recieved many compliments on it as well. Thanks for posting an easy and nutritious meal that even my one year old enjoyed!
Easy to make, my lentils came out perfect (I used the plain old brown kind) without pre-soaking suggested by other. Makes a bunch and freezes well.
Mmmmmm...this really hit the spot today. My only changes were to cook it on the stove and added a dash of balsamic vinegar to the soup right before serving. Loved it! Thanks for posting.
DELICIOUS! Followed exactly except A) tomatoes come in 28onces can in my part of the world, so used all B) in a 4.5 quart cooker, used 2 cubes of broth and filled water up to 1/2 inch of ledge in place of cans of broth.
I followed the directions exactly expect that I added in mushrooms because I had to get rid of them. Overall, I found this soup bland even though there were a lot of aromatic and spices added. My house smelled wonderful, but it smelled like I was making minestrone soup. It was a great basic recipe and I could seeing it working well with a lot of different flavors and veggies.
Great basic recipe. Since we aren't vegetarians, I used chicken broth and then added extra garlic and a few pinches of cayenne pepper. Going to make again very soon with the addition of leftover thanksgiving turkey.
Excellent, flavorful. I'm not a fan of regular lentil soup, so the addition of carrots, celery, & onion make it perfect on a cold autumn evening.