Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with vegetables is the most basic lentil soup that wins each and every time!

The best lentil soup recipe for anyone craving a hearty meal! This is quite possibly one of the easiest slow cooker recipes you’ll ever make!

"I made this today. I only had a red onion in the house, but that was my only substitution. This soup is delicious! I will definitely be making this again."

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– avocado oil – yellow onion – garlic – carrots – celery – red bell pepper – yukon gold potatoes – green lentils


Heat the avocado oil (or olive oil) in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté, stirring frequently, until the onion begins to brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.


Transfer the rest of the ingredients for the lentil soup to the crock pot and stir well.


Secure the lid on the slow cooker and slow cook on High for 3 to 4 hours or Low for 6 to 8 hours.


Once the lentil soup has finished cooking, give it a big stir, discard the bay leaf, and taste the soup for flavor. Add sea salt and/or lemon juice to taste.


Serve lentil soup in big bowls with crusty bread or cornbread.


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