Easy, nutritious and delicious! Warm up with our Ham and Lentil Soup made in the slow cooker. Recipes do not get any easier than this one. Even better, one serving of this recipe (1/6 of the recipe) has only 188 calories, 3 g of fat, 4.6 g fibre and 18 g of protein. Give this recipe a try to warm up after a cold day- the healthy way!
Yield: 6 servings
Cooking Time: 9-10 hours in slow cooker
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
1/3 lb (175 g) cooked Ontario ham (about 3/4 cup)
1 cup (250 mL) dried lentils, red or green
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, chopped or grated
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) EACH: dried basil and dried oregano
1/4 tsp (1 mL) EACH: dried thyme and black pepper
32 fl oz (1 L) chicken broth, sodium-reduced
1 cup ( 250 mL) water
1/4 cup (50 mL) tomato sauce
- Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir to mix. Cover and cook on LOW for 9 – 10 hours (or 4 -5 hours on HIGH).
- Serve with cornmeal muffins or crusty bread.