Super Simple Early Morning Soup!

February 9, 2012 § 1 Comment

This is a crock pot stew that takes several hours, but requires very little attention. I like to start it in the morning before class or work, and then come home to yummy soup! This is a smaller recipe meant for one person, so be ready to multiply accordingly. =)

1/2 c green lentils

2 c vegetable broth

1/4-1/2 a sweet onion

1-2 smallish potatoes

1 T dried basil

1/2 T rubbed sage

1 t rosemary

salt and pepper to taste

optional: celery, carrots, oregano, other herbs

For a slow cooker,just put all the ingredients into the pot, turn onto low, and leave for about nine hours, or until the lentils are tender. If using celery or carrots, you might want to add them about four hours in or they might get overcooked.

Here are some approximate stove top directions, which aren’t overly complicated, although I feel like the stove top version doesn’t quite deserve the title of “super simple.” So, if you’re going to make this stove top, first brown the onions in a skillet, or in a pot that you can then use for the rest of the stew. Once they’re browned, set them aside. next get the vegetable broth boiling and add the lentils. Reduce heat and let them simmer for about twenty minutes and then add the potato. After another twenty minutes add any other vegetables and all the herbs. Cook for another twenty or so minutes, or until the lentils and potatoes are tender.