Rating: 2.75 stars
4 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
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My family is from Greece and this lentil soup recipe is adapted from my traditional Greek lentil soup (fakes) recipe. Since becoming a mom finding time to cook has been hard and this soup was a perfect slow cooker candidate. My husband and I think it tastes better than when made on the stove. Baby loves it, too!

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place lentils in a medium saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes, drain well, and add to the slow cooker.

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  • Combine olive oil, carrots, red onion, tomato paste, garlic, oregano, bay leaves, salt, and pepper in the slow cooker and cover with about 6 to 7 cups of water. Cook on Low until lentils are soft, 6 to 8 hours.

Cook's Note:

Do not skip the step of pre-boiling the lentils; if you don't do this, your lentil soup will turn out like sludge.

Nutrition Facts

490 calories; protein 22.9g; carbohydrates 58.2g; fat 19.1g; sodium 101.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

4 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
02/18/2019
I had read the previous comment about the soup being bland so I added some extra Oregano and some Italian Seasoning (didn’t have any Greek Seasoning). I added a tin of crushed tomatoes to give it some extra veg and then used Vegetable Stock instead of water. It still turned out bland. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2020
The final result was bland. Ended up crushing crackers into individual servings to add some texture and flavor. For a non-vegan option, I added shredded cheese on top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2019
Soup was bland - had to add Tapatio to make it better. Looking forward to others' ideas on how to make it tastier. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2021
Recipe was very easy but result is bland so my advice would be to Use broth instead of water. Add can of diced tomatoes. Add more spices. (Cumin?)Add more carrots.Add frozen spinach.Top with shredded cheddar or parmigiana cheese. Read More