Slow-Cooker Lentil Vegetable Soup
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This tasty lentil soup makes a hearty, healthy meal, and it couldn't be easier to make--quickly sauté some vegetables and add them with the remaining ingredients to your slow cooker.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound brown lentils
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes with their juices
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
Salt and ground black pepper
Warm the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery and cook until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute. Transfer the vegetables and any juices to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
Add the next 6 ingredients, cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for about 8 hours.
Stir the soup well and season to taste with salt and pepper.