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Slow-Cooker Hearty Vegan Lentil Soup


Ingredients

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 sweet red pepper, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 6 cubed tomatoes or 796 ml tinned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of dry lentils
  • 2.25 litres (9 cups) vegetable broth
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) Italian spices
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Chopped parsley (to garnish)


Instructions

Fry onion and garlic in a skillet until translucent. Add sweet pepper and carrots, and fry for about 2 minutes. Transfer fried vegetables to slow cooker. Add tomatoes, lentils, broth, spices, salt, and pepper. Cook at low for 8 h or until the lentils are soft. Serve in bowls and garnish with parsley.