I made this again with fewer carrots and cauliflower, and left out the tomato paste and cinnamon. I doubled the cumin, and put in 12+ cloves of garlic. Served with a dollop of sour cream and some jalapenos and it was delicious. Somewhat reminiscent of the spices in the braised pork and salsa, another Eating Well favorite of ours.
Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup
From EatingWell: January/February 2013
Like most soups, this Moroccan lentil soup recipe gets better with time as the complex seasonings have time to develop. Make it a day ahead if you can—this easy slow cooker/crock pot recipe variation makes it a cinch to get the soup cooking while you do other things.
25 Reviews for Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup
Upon reviewing the list of ingredients and measurements, I knew immediately that this recipe would require triple the seasoning. One teaspoon of cumin will do nothing for 1 3/4 cups of lentils! After adjusting the seasoning, the final product was yummy and well-received by my family.
Will make this again. We roasted the cauliflower and added it as a topping instead of cooking with the soup. Soaked the lentils in hot water for 10 minutes and rinsed before adding to the slow cooker.
although I soaked the lentils for 4 hrs prior to starting the crockpot the lentils remained crunchy after 18 hrs! I had to simmer the soup for 45min on the stove, then the lentils were cooked. It tasted great when finally finished
I thought the soup was mighty tasty as is. I am from Arizona and now add Jalapeno to most of my soups and casseroles. My Nebraska friends would rather I leave the heat out, though. My guests add the protein of their choice (if any) at the end to keep my vegetarian friends very happy.