Slow Cooker Lemon Lentil Soup

This lemon lentil soup has the taste of comfort food, but also manages to offer outstanding nutrition in every serving.

Citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals. Warm or hot lemon water can also help your digestive system.

Just pop everything in your slow cooker and have a hearty meal waiting for you at the end of the day.

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Ingredients

  • 6 carrots, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups red lentils
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, choppedll soup

Slow Cooker Lemon Lentil Soup

Instructions
1. In a six-quart slow cooker, add all ingredients EXCEPT lemon zest and juice and rosemary.
2. Cook on low for 6 hours.
3. Stir in lemon zest, juice and rosemary.
4. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


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