Friday, January 17, 2014

Slow Cooker Red Lentil, Chickpea, and Tomato Soup with Smoked Paprika from Kalyn's Kitchen

Slow Cooker Soup with Red Lentils, Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Smoked Paprika.
A delicious slow-cooker soup with red lentils, chickpeas, tomatoes, and smoked paprika.  (Photo from Kalyn's Kitchen.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and this delicious lentil soup is warm and comforting when it's cold outside.)

My love for lentils is well-documented, but for soup I especially love red lentils, which cook quickly and dissolve to thicken the soup.  When I created this CrockPot Red Lentil, Chickpea, and Tomato Soup with Smoked Paprika for Kalyn's Kitchen, it took me a few tries to get it just right, but I served the final version to my brother Mark and his wife Lisa when they stopped for a visit, and both of them gave it a thumbs up!  This is a perfect recipe for a Meatless Monday dinner, and it's vegan if you use vegetable stock.

Ingredients for this Recipe:
Onion, olive oil, garlic, smoked paprika, sweet paprika, dried thyme, salt or Vege-sal, fresh ground black pepper, red lentils, canned chickpeas, canned chicken or vegetable broth, canned petite dice tomatoes, sour cream or plain yogurt for serving (optional).

I hope you enjoy trying this from-scratch slow cooker recipe!   Use this link to get the complete recipe for CrockPot Red Lentil, Chickpea, and Tomato Soup with Smoked Paprika from Kalyn's Kitchen.

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More Vegetarian Ideas with Lentils in the Slow Cooker:
Lentils and Kale Super Food from A Year of Slow Cooking
Indian-Spiced Lentils from The Perfect Pantry
Dalia Bisibele Bhath from Recipes 4 My Daughter 
Easy Lentil Chili from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Vegan Lentil Soup from Everyday Maven    

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2 comments:

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Oh, this does sound like a great soup, Kalyn! It has some of my very favorite ingredients and smoked paprika always adds such a nice flavor. I only discovered it a few years ago, but love it!

Thanks,
Shirley

Kalyn Denny said...

Thanks Shirley; really love this soup!

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