Loaded with Green Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

This is a hearty, thick soup that’s chock full of green veggies. The sweet potato helps mask the taste of the broccoli and greens, so it’s a great way to sneak in some extra green veggies past your picky eaters.

Loaded with Green Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

soy-free, gluten-free

  • 2 medium (1 pound or 425g) sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (200g) lentils
  • 6 cups (1500ml) water
  • 2 tablespoon not-chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 1 cup small broccoli florets
  • 1 to 2 cups beet, collard, turnip greens, chopped

The night before: Chop sweet potato and mince garlic, then store them together in a container in the fridge overnight. Chop the greens and store separately in the fridge, because you’ll add them 1 hour before eating. If your family isn’t used to eating greens start with 1 cup and work up to 2.

In the morning: Add all ingredients except green beans, broccoli, and greens to the slow cooker. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.

One hour before serving: Add green beans, broccoli, and greens. Taste and adjust salt, pepper, and herbs before serving.

Yields: 6 servings
Total Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Cooking Time: 6 to 8 hours

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