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Red Lentil and Carrot Soup

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“This soup rocks! I love the Indian spices, and I didn't miss the meat. Recipe courtesy of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Slow Cooker Cooking.”
3hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots, garlic, and onion.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  4. Add cumin, coriander, and turmeric.
  5. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  6. Scrape mixture into the slow cooker.
  7. Add lentils, and stir in stock and orange zest.
  8. Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours or on high for 3 to 5 hours or until lentils are very soft.
  9. Remove 2 cups solids from soup with a slotted spoon.
  10. Puree until smooth in food processor fitted with a steel blade or in a blender.
  11. Return puree to the soup, and season soup with salt and pepper.

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