Curried Lentil Soup

I recently purchased this new cookbook (I know, I know I promised myself that I wouldn't indulge this way, but I couldn't resist) from Ollie's.  It's Better Homes and Gardens' 365 Vegetarian Meals.  It such a wonderful cookbook filled with simple and yet delicious-sounding (I've only cooked one dish so I can't truly confirm from actual cooking experience) vegetarian meals.  If you're vegan, it lists a vegan alternative to that same dish at the bottom of the page.  I'm sure this book can be purchased in many locations and it is listed on Amazon, but I found it at Ollie's discount store for less than $5.  It's definitely worth it.

Breakfasts are the meals that I struggle with.  If you don't want to eat pork at every meal - bacon, sausage, ham or you don't want to load up on sweet stuff - danishes, donuts, muffins, it's kind of hard.  Oatmeal everyday will not work for me.  Let's be real.  But this cookbook has a whole section of breakfast ideas that I can't wait to try out.  And no, they're not all fruit smoothies.  LOL

Ok, back to the post title.  I just made this Curried Lentil Soup dish in the crockpot last night and I'm loving it!  You know I've got to share:


Curried Lentil Soup
Ingredients:
1 pound of sweet potatoes (2-3), peeled and coarsely chopped
1 cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3 14-oz cans of vegetable broth*
1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained (no-salt added)
1 tablespoon curry powder (I used my Blue Mountain Jamaican curry powder)
1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
salt**

Directions:
In a 4-5 qt slow cooker, combine all ingredients.  Stir well.  Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.  Voila!

* All the vegetable broths I've ever seen are loaded (I mean loaded) with sodium.  Yuck!  Then recently I discovered a sale at Harris Teeter on Pacific Natural Foods Organic Low-Sodium vegetable broth.  I happened to have that when I discovered this recipe.
** Because I used low-sodium broth and no-salt added tomatoes, I had to add a little salt to the dish before the cooking time was up.  But honestly, I'd rather add my own.

This dish is flavorful with a little kick to it.  I will make this again.

Bon Appetit,

Comments

  1. That one sounds great Libby! We have a slightly different version for lentil soup that everyone loves. Lentils are yummy!

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  2. Looks so hearty!! I don't hate lentils, but I downright love sweet potatoes. I'd like to give this a try when it actually gets cold here...and I need a crock pot, lol. xx

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  3. Mmm! This looks yum! I make my own vegetable broth by saving the juice at the bottom of the pan when I cook my veggies. It's bootleg - but I'm cheap... I do the same thing for chicken stock.

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  4. Yummy that looks good! Btw I love your new watermark. Wink Wink!!! :-]

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  5. This recipe looks delish! Love the idea of sweet potatoes, I am thinking that I could probably use Kubocha pumpkin, as they are so plentiful here! Thanks again! Aloha, Connie

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  6. That curried lentil soup sounds like something my hubby would love. He been a vegetarian the last 5 years and that cookbook sounds like it would be a good investment for me now lol I always have a hard time making breakfast for him... not for me though lol I love my sausages :). Pacific is a great company too. I dont know if your into it but we love their rice & almond milk. Tell me if you try it!

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  7. Mmmm! This on it right up my alley! Curried sweet potatoes are so delicious!

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  8. I think I have almost all of that. Gotta try! Love lentils mmmm...

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