Perfect Lentil Soup With Mashed Potatoes



This soup is rich and flavorful and hits the spot on a chilly night. It’s heavenly served with little scoops of leftover or freshly-made mashed potatoes in the bowls. This recipe is flexible and forgiving. Try adding chickpeas or steamed cooked greens for variety. Whether prepared all day in the slow cooker, or on the stove on a weekend afternoon, Perfect Lentil Soup with Mashed Potatoes takes comfort food to a whole new level.

Ingredients

Preparation

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker, except the lemon juice and mashed potatoes.
  2. Cover and cook on high setting for 6 hours or until lentils are tender. (All slow cookers have their own personality – older ones may take longer, newer ones may take less time.)
  3. Carefully remove the bay leaf. Use an immersion blender to create a slightly creamier texture, if desired. Stir in fresh lemon juice.
  4. For the mashed potatoes, cook diced potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain. Add non-dairy milk with salt and pepper to taste. Mash until nice and creamy.
  5. Serve the soup hot, with scoops of mashed potatoes.

Stovetop Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large soup pot, except the lemon juice and mashed potatoes. Bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer.
  2. Cover, and cook for one hour and 45 minutes, or until lentils are tender and begin to cook down to a smooth creamy soup.
  3. Carefully remove the bay leaf. Use an immersion blender to create a slightly creamier texture, if desired. Stir in fresh lemon juice.
  4. Serve the soup hot, with scoops of mashed potatoes (see instructions for mashed potatoes above).

Vicki Brett-Gach is a graduate of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program. Vicki is a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, a Certified Personal Chef, Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified and Starch Solution Certified. She is a contributing writer to Vegan Magazine and Honest Cooking, and a chef with the Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG.org) team. Vicki coaches individual clients and teaches a variety of heart-healthy vegan cooking classes to groups of all sizes. Connect with Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen on Facebook and follow her Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen blog for new recipes.
Write for Us

Comments