Slow Cooker Lentil Soup (Greek Comfort Food)

I have had requests for ideas for the Instant Pot, but I don’t have one yet and am working on that.  But this would work in the slow cooker mode.

I got this recipe from a dear patient when I tried to convince her to eat legumes with very little fat or salt.  This was a family recipe for her and she would say you need to use some olive oil for the taste.  Use at least a little bit.  She was so right.

I have made this many times over the years and have tweaked the recipe to add even more flavor.  My lentils came from our brother-in-law, Lyle Sevre, who grows them on his farm near Wildrose, North Dakota. They are locally sourced and delicious! They are straight from the farm, so I take an extra step of cleaning to get rid of the chaff.  I simply put the lentils in a big bowl of water the chaff floats to the top and I simply pour it off.  Then I rinse the lentils in a colander and they are ready to go.


The recipe is here.  Let me know what you think and I will get back to you.