Slow cooker lentil soup with garlic vinaigrette

    6 hours 25 min

    A drizzle of garlic-balsamic vinaigrette brightens the rich flavours of this slow-cooker lentil soup with fresh thyme.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 150g chopped onion
    • 100g diced celery
    • 100g diced carrots
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste
    • 175ml tomato passata
    • 375g green or brown lentils
    • 475ml water
    • 1L reduced-salt chicken or vegetable stock
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 sprig fresh thyme
    • 1 teaspoon balsamic or sherry vinegar
    • Vinaigrette
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic or sherry vinegar
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:6hr10min  ›  Ready in:6hr25min 

    1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook onion, celery, carrots and garlic with salt, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a slow cooker with tomato passata, lentils, water, stock, bay leaf, thyme and vinegar. Cook on Low for 6 hours.
    2. For vinaigrette: whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic and salt.
    3. Taste soup to check seasoning, then serve with a drizzle of vinaigrette over each bowl.

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    Very lovely blend of flavors. I didn't use the optional vinaigrette and used dried thyme instead of a sprig. Used consume granules instead of chicken or vegetable. Very nice lentil soup with no tweaking needed.  -  20 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Being fond of garlic, I added a bit extra.  -  25 Jun 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've never liked lentil soup, but this one is outstanding!!! It is not earthy tasting like most others. I used dried thyme instead of fresh, and forgot to do the vinaigrette when it was done, But this soup was amazing. It'll be on my repeat list!  -  13 Apr 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)