Rating: 3.9 stars
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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.

Joyce Hendley
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook


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5 hrs 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine onions, carrots, garlic, oil, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon and pepper in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker (see Tip). Add broth, water, cauliflower, lentils, tomatoes and tomato paste and stir until well combined.

  • Cover and cook until the lentils are tender, 4 to 5 hours on High or 8 to 10 hours on Low.

  • During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in spinach. Just before serving, stir in cilantro and lemon juice.


Tip: For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker.

To make ahead: Stir in spinach (Step 3), cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Stir in cilantro and lemon juice just before serving.

Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 21.3g; dietary fiber 5g; sugars 5.9g; fat 1.1g; saturated fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 5114.6IU; vitamin c 29.1mg; folate 45.1mcg; calcium 62mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 20.8mg; potassium 406mg; sodium 450.1mg; thiamin 0.6mg.