slow cooker red lentil soup

reader reviews

Healthy and delicious! We love this recipe and have it in our regular rotation. Thank you!” - ElizabethAbsolutely love. A staple. I keep the ingredients on hand and it’s a go-to!! Thank you so much for this!” - Lex


coconut oil onion turmeric garlic ginger red lentils water canned diced tomatoes canned coconut milk honey salt fresh lime juice optional toppings green onion cilantro

about this recipe

gluten-free dairy-free vegan & vegetarian

This Golden Glow Red Lentil Soup recipe is an easy one-pot meal that’s bursting with nourishment. Simple to make in the Instant Pot, Crockpot, or stovetop, this is a great healthy dinner recipe to make on busy weeknights!



Heat a medium pot over medium heat. Add the coconut oil, onion, and pinch of salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are tender, about 8 minutes.



Add the turmeric, garlic, and ginger, stirring until fragrant, about 2 minutes.



Add the onion mixture, lentils and water to a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 6-8, or until the lentils are very soft and begin to break apart.



Add the tomatoes, coconut milk, 1 teaspoon of salt, honey or coconut sugar, and lime juice, stirring to combine. Continue adding salt to taste. Serve with chopped green onion, cilantro, and additional lime juice!

more recipe tips & tricks:

Serve with rice for a complete & filling meal. If you like a thinner consistency, add a splash more water or stock. This soup freezes really well and makes a great meal prep recipe!

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