Blended Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Blended Lentil Soup

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  • 2 cups chicken or veggie broth
  • Can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup lentils (green or brown, red would get mushy)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celeries
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Chop the veg and crush the garlic.

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And put everything in the pot BUT the coconut milk. Crank to low for 6-7 hours until lentils are tender, then change to just warm.

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When you’re 20 minutes from dinnertime, add the coconut milk (I had it curdle on me once so I don’t add it at the beginning). Stir:

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Since I am clearly obsessed with my Vita-mix, blend for a creamy soup!

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Topped with a few chopped roasted almonds.

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Matt and I agreed that the soup was kind of like a Mexican mole sauce. The lentils and tomatoes and cinnamon really gave it an almost chocolately flavor! We liked the thick, blended texture and also thought it would make a fantastic SAUCE for something. We have lots of leftovers, so we’ll see where that goes…

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kerry February 2, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Would this be good not blended, or no?


2 Kath February 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm



3 Sienna March 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I just discovered your website and your recipes have pretty much filled out my grocery list. Thank you SO much for putting all of your wonderful creations and pictures up here, it is very inspiring! I love clean real food and I love those who also love it!


4 Megan June 26, 2010 at 10:52 am

I have another version of lentil soup and I’d love to try this one, probably not blended though :)


5 Megan June 26, 2010 at 10:53 am

Will be trying this one not blended! I just saw the garam marsala spice at Whole Foods today and wondered what it was for :)


6 Megan June 26, 2010 at 10:54 am

Sorry, didn’t mean to post twice (well, now three times including my apology, ha!)


7 jen November 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

how would you make this if you don’t have a crockpot please? :)


8 Michelle BB January 5, 2011 at 7:35 am

I’m definitely going to give this a try. Lately I’ve been trying to find new recipes for my slow cooker which has kinda fallen into disuse AND I’m trying to get me son over his apparent hatred of lentils. This recipe fits the bill!


9 Céline January 23, 2011 at 4:40 am

Thank you SO much for this recipe, it has become one of our favorites. It has gotten people who dislike lentils (or so they thought!) asking for seconds :). It also freezes quite nicely.


10 Aly October 16, 2011 at 8:39 am

Hey, I have a smaller slow cooker and I’m wondering how many servings this makes. Looks great by the way and I’m thinking of subbing curry powder for the garam masala, seeing as I don’t have any of the latter. Thanks!


11 Aly October 16, 2011 at 8:40 am

Also, what would be a good substitute for coconut milk?


12 KathEats October 16, 2011 at 9:01 am

I don’t quite remember, but I’d say it serves 2-4 people.

Use any regular milk in lieu of coconut


13 jenn October 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I love this soup! I added sweet potato and chicken and its a big hit!!!


14 Margaret January 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I googled to see if it was disastrous to blend lentils — as I just did that — and I found this awesome recipe! Thank you! I have coconut milk in a can and don’t recall why I ever bought it. Now I have an excellent use for it! Can’t wait to try it! I also like your positive outlook on this blog. Thank you.


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