Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

January/February 2013

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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.

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

25 Reviews for Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

Variation on a theme

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.

Warm and filling
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Anonymous wrote 24 weeks 4 days ago

Ok, but seriously, that's not

Ok, but seriously, that's not really an "Eating Well" favorite, that's more like you made a completely different recipe with a completely different nutritional profile.

Anonymous wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

Left out the spinach too,

Left out the spinach too, just because I didn't have any, but I think it helped as well.

Bland but fixable

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.

The basic recipe was good, clean and filling.
Nice flavor; roasted the cauliflower

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.

Nice spice mix
moroccan lentil soup

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

tasty, healthy
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melanie90966 wrote 33 weeks 5 days ago

That usually means your

That usually means your lentils were getting a bit old. The older legumes get, the harder they are to cook.


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.

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nancyb11299 wrote 1 year 2 weeks ago

I thought that I rated the

I thought that I rated the soup 5 stars, not 4. My bad.

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