When the weather turns cold, I reach for my crockpot and cook up some hot soup. This Traditional Greek Lentil Soup is one recipe that everyone agrees on.
When the weather turns cold and dreary, my crockpot is the first item I reach for in my kitchen. Soup is a meal that everyone in the family can agree on, whether it is for lunch or dinner. I often make this Crockpot Lentil Soup and always have great results.
Recently, I came across this version called Traditional Greek Lentil Soup. Loving lentils as much as I do, I knew I had to check it out. I decided to prepare it the same way I make my tried and true lentil soup, and tossed everything into my trusty crockpot. Here is the crockpot version, the original recipe for “Fakes” can be found here.
TRADITIONAL GREEK LENTIL SOUP
- 8 ounces brown lentils
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 2 quart water
- 1 pinch dried oregano
- 1 pinch crushed dried rosemary
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Rinse lentils.
Step 2: Chop carrots and onion, mince garlic.
Step 3: Mix dried herbs together. (I added in 1 tablespoon of chicken bouillon for extra flavor.)
Step 4: Toss everything into the crockpot. Add 4 cups of water.
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I’m with you, I like my lentils whole as well. This looks fantastic. I usually use barefoot contessa’s. I’ll try this one next time. Gotta love cooking light.
Carrie this is definitely mild! My husband kept asking me if it had beef broth in it?? Once he said it I realized it did have a slightly “beefy” taste (that sounds weird but it was really good!)
This looks really terrific. My husband loves lenil soup, but the only recipes I know of are super spicy, this seems more mild (maybe even the kids will eat it!) I’ll update once I’ve tried it.
Daniele Anderson Stringer says
I love any recipe that lets me toss everything into one pot! Hope you enjoy it Wendy!
That soup looks super yummy! I think I’ll have to try it next weekend!