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Slow Cooker Chipotle Lentil Soup

Course Soups
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Nutrition 300 calories or less, 500 calories or less, 7g+ fiber, 7g+ protein
Prep Time 10 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups lentils, red rinsed; or brown
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 onion yellow; diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 14.5 oz can tomatoes petite diced
  • 1 chipotle pepper seeded and minced; add additional peppers for extra spice
  • 7 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tsp adobo sauce from chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice

Optional Toppings:

  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a slow cooker, combine the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, lentils, cumin, oregano and chipotle peppers.
  2. Stir in the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes and adobo sauce.
  3. Cook on LOW until the lentils are tender, 8 to 10 hours. Transfer 3 cups of the soup to a blender and let cool for about 15 minutes. Pour the mixture back into the slow cooker. Stir in the lime juice and parsley.
  4. Serve.