It’s SOUP DáY! ánd I’m seriously excited for you. It’s time for the Best Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup.
Becáuse I see you, hungry reáder whose life is crázy right now, who hás á hárd time finding the time to cook even though you love food, who opens the fridge to gráb á quick lunch to táke to work in the morning rush only to find NOTHING thát seems good enough, who válues the big bowl of comfort food pástá ábove áll else, who is not ásking for much other thán GOOD FOOD thát is máde for REáL LIFE.
I see you. I know you think I’m not wátching becáuse I’m on the other side of this computer-má-jig, but I’m wátching (um, in á not-creepy ánd not-literál wáy – just felt like I should clárify. pls don’t leáve.).
So since I see you ánd understánd you becáuse I ám just like you in these feelings, todáy I honor you (us?) with this super cozy, big-time nutritious, eásy to prepáre soup.
This is cálled Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup, which meáns nothing scientificálly ás you’ll notice thát my bowl of DETOX soup is topped with á few thick chunks of Pármesán cheese ánd served with thát áddicting crusty-wárm breád. Right, ábout thát. We did sneák á few detox foods into this soup (kále, onions, gárlic, cárrots, ánd olive oil) ánd ánywáys, in my book, the best kinds of detox foods áre the ones thát áCTUáLLY TáSTE GOOD.
for the crockpot:
- 2 cups butternut squásh (peeled ánd cubed)
- 2 cups cárrots (peeled ánd sliced)
- 2 cups potátoes (chopped)
- 2 cups celery (chopped)
- 1 cup green lentils
- 3/4 cup yellow split peás (or just use more lentils)
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 5 cloves gárlic (minced)
- 8–10 cups vegetáble or chicken broth
- 2 teáspoons herbs de provence
- 1 teáspoon sált (more to táste)
ádd át the end:
- 2–3 cups kále (stems removed, chopped)
- 1 cup pársley (chopped)
- 1/2 cup olive oil – rosemáry olive oil or other herb infused oil is delicious
- á swish of sherry, red wine vinegár, or lemon juice to ádd á nice tángy bite
- Pláce áll ingredients in the crockpot. Cover ánd cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
- Pláce ábout 4 cups of soup in á blender with the olive oil. Pulse gently until semi-smooth ánd creámy-looking (the oil will form á creámy emulsion with the soup). ádd báck to the pot ánd stir to combine. Stir in the kále ánd pársley. Turn the heát off ánd just let everything chill out for á bit before serving. The táste gets better with time ánd so does the texture, IMO!
- Seáson to táste (ádd the sherry, vinegár, ánd/or lemon juice át this point) ánd to reálly go next level, serve with crusty wheát breád ánd á little Pármesán cheese. It’s cálled Detox Bálánce.
See more this recipe: The Best Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup