Crockpot lentil soup

Kai didn’t eat any, but I bet he’d have liked it if he did. Anya ate every bite. I didn’t even have to strain the liquid out this time. (Though I did, as always, have to pick out the carrots for her.) And this one was even easier than the last lentil soup I made.

Crockpot Lentil Soup

2 cups dry lentils
4 cups water for soaking
4 cups broth
2 carrots
3 celery stalks
1 onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1/2 cup white cooking wine

Rinse and sort the lentils, then soak for 2 hours. Drain and combine in the crockpot with all other ingredients except the wine and simmer for 5 hours.* Add the wine and simmer another half hour.

*The recipe I based my soup on said to cook the mixture on medium for 8-10 hours. I don’t have a medium option on my crockpot; as I was going to be in and out of the house all day, I opted for low. Low kept the mix at a simmer, and 5 hours was more than sufficient to cook the veggies until they were tender. Cooking much longer or at a higher temperature likely would have turned the lentils to mush. Your crockpot may vary.

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