Slow-Cooker Curried Lentil Soup

Slow-Cooker Curried Lentil Soup

The exotic scent of curry enlivens this Indian-influenced meatless dish, with lentils and spinach slow-cooked and topped with cool yogurt.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

9:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

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1
(16-oz.) pkg. (2 1/2 cups) dried lentils, sorted, rinsed
8
cups water
2
medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch slices (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
garlic cloves, minced
2
extra-large vegetarian vegetable bouillon cubes or 2 chicken-flavor bouillon cubes
3
teaspoons curry powder
1
teaspoon salt
2
bay leaves
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2
cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach
1/2
cup low-fat plain yogurt
  1. In 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients except tomatoes, spinach and yogurt; mix well.
  2. Cover; cook on Low setting for 8 to 9 hours.
  3. About 5 minutes before serving, stir tomatoes into soup. Cover; cook an additional 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  4. Just before serving, remove and discard bay leaves. Top individual servings with 1/4 cup spinach and 1 tablespoon yogurt.
Makes 8 (1 1/2-cup) servings
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Ingredient Info
Some legumes (dried beans) are soaked before cooking. Lentils and dried peas don't require soaking.
Kitchen Tips
For a stronger curry flavor, use 2 tablespoons of curry powder.
Acidic ingredients such as tomatoes, prevent legumes such as lentils from cooking until they are tender. Add the tomatoes after the lentils have cooked completely.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
  • Calories 175
    • (Calories from Fat 10),
  • Total Fat 1g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
  • Cholesterol 1mg;
  • Sodium 690mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 14g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 16g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.