green lentil & veggie soup

In appetizers, culinary experiments, dinner, easy weeknight meals, gluten-free, leftovers, slowcooker, vegetarian on 10.06.11 at 10:04 pm

is that soup brown? why yes, it is. oops.

well, i guess this goes to show you that all things nutritious aren’t so pretty. i laugh now, but i’ll admit that i was a bit disheartened by the dull colour of this oh-so-healthy homemade veggie soup. trust me, it looked so yummy at the start. sigh. (i blame it on the green lentils. lol)

slowcook the soup:
add the following ingredients into a medium slowcooker and stir to combine well. simmer at high heat in the slowcooker for approx 4.5 hours.

– 1.5 cups organic carrots (chopped)
– 1 portobello mushroom (rough chop)

 (tip: before chopping, gently clean portobello mushroom under running water. carefully remove & discard dark gills using a spoon to scrape them off.)

– 1 cup beet greens (stems removed)
– 1 cup fresh organic arugula
– 2 baby eggplants (thinly sliced rounds)
– 1 cup light sour cream
– 5 cups water
– splash of red wine (i used some leftover pinot noir syrah.)
– drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
– 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (rough chop)
– dash of sea salt
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– 1 tsp herbes de provence

at the 3.5-4 hour mark, add the following ingredients:
– 2 cups green lentils
– 1 cup water

note: recommend not leaving the slowcooker unattended. you will need to stir ingredients occasionally and lift the slowcooker lid slightly to release steam occasionally during the slowcooking process, so it’s best to stay nearby. be sure to follow the safety instructional manual that came with your particular model of slowcooker.

food styling:
– dish up in a large soup bowl & dig in! :)

  1. I can almost taste the portabello. Looks fabulous!


  2. Hey, I don’t mind the brown color. It looks hearty and delicious. Love lentils.


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