Slow Cooker Vegan Lentil Soup

I love my crockpot on the days I have to work or when I know I’ll have very little time to be in the kitchen. Crockpot meals are my savior – they’re healthy, fast, and easy.  Just throw all the ingredients in a crockpot and come back 6-8 hours later for a fabulous meal!  

I created this soup as a variation to my usual lentil soup recipe that I cook on the stovetop.  Play around with the spices, add some variation of your own – trust me, you can’t go wrong with lentil soup.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of brown lentils (or more if you want a thicker consistency – you know, less soupy)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 48 ounces of organic vegetable broth (more or less, depending on consistency desired)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup chopped organic kale
  • olive oil to taste
  • salt & pepper
  • fresh, organic parsley for garnish

Soak the lentil overnight, drain and rinse.  Add all ingredients in your crockpot except for the olive oil – add any additional spices of your choice such as smoked paprika or curry – have fun with the flavor.  Cook on high for at least 6 hours.  

After cooking the lentil soup in your crockpot for 2-4 hours, add some olive (just drizzle a small amount in the crockpot).  Once the soup has cooked for at least 6 hours, lower the setting to low; taste the soup and add more spices and/or olive oil if needed.  

Serve with chopped parsley.  It’s absolutely delicious!  

Makes at least 6 servings
small slow cooker vegan lentil soup