Dinner Lunch Recipes

RECIPE: Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

Need something hearty & HEALTHY to eat? Well this tasty vegetable soup is full of VEGGIES that are full of nutrients and will fill your belly!

Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup
Need something hearty & HEALTHY to eat? Well this tasty vegetable soup is full of VEGGIES that are full of nutrients and will fill your belly!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1 large yellow onion, diced
  3. 3 organic celery stalks, diced
  4. 3 medium organic carrots, trimmed, peeled, and diced
  5. 2 medium organic zucchini, ends trimmed and chopped into 3/4-inch chunks
  6. 3 Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and chopped into 3/4-inch cubes
  7. 3/4 cup split red lentils
  8. 1 cup canned chopped tomatoes (with their juices)
  9. 2 pieces of parmigiano-reggiano rind
  10. 2 dried bay leaves
  11. 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  12. 5 cups low sodium chicken stock
  13. 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt, plus more
  14. freshly ground black pepper
  15. 2-3 cups finely sliced cabbage
  16. freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley for garnishing
  17. freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Turn on slow cooker and add the olive oil, onion, celery, carrot, zucchini, potatoes, split red lentils, chopped tomatoes, parmigiano rind, bay leaves, thyme, chicken stock, kosher salt, and black pepper. Stir together. Cook on high heat for 4-6 hours, or until the red lentils are tender.
  2. In the last hour of cook time add the thinly sliced cabbage. Remove and discard the dried bay leaves, rind, and any tough thyme sprigs. Adjust the seasoning to taste salt and pepper.
  3. Serve the soup and top each serving with freshly chopped parsley, and freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano.
  4. Enjoy!
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