These slow cooker vegan and gluten free Curried Green Lentils and Kale pack quite the punch in the flavour department! Literally all the ingredients are placed in a slow cooker on low for about 6 hours and that’s it! What you’re left with is a healthy and super delicious recipe sure to satisfy any meat lover. These Curried Green Lentils and Kale are perfectly yummy on their own, but it’s even better when you serve them with some grilled naan and Greek yogurt.
Hey hey everyone! What’s up? How was your weekend? Did ya do anything fun? Good eats? Tell me all about it, my friends. Love to hear 🙂 If you read my last post, I mentioned that hubby and I were going to have a little staycation vacation last week. We had an awesome time! Unlike the first time we had a staycation, the weather was fantastic! It was literally nice every single day. We tried to relax & relax we did! No worrying too too much about housework (well, maybe a little, lol). We truly felt like a tourist at home.
During the week, we saw some movies, spent some time with family and friends and ate some good food. Totally perfect in my books! One of the movies we saw was Suicide Squad. The critics seemed to just not like this movie, but it fared well with audience reviews. It was just a shut your mind off, eat some buttery popcorn kind of movie and enjoy. Know what I mean? We also visited some really great local restaurants and cooked a bunch of good eats at home. I truly enjoy the blog…I mean truly and have met some wonderful people doing so, but it was lovely just getting a break from the keyboard and disconnect, know what I mean?
Big Batch Slow Cooker Vegan Lentil Recipe
So onto these wicked Curried Green Lentils and Kale – the reason you’re all here, right?? You’re probably thinking ‘crazy lady, what you doing with spicy food cooked in the slow cooker in the Summer?’ aren’t ya? Well, they say that it’s actually good to eat spicier foods in warmer weather. Crazy, wha? Apparently, spicy food makes you sweat which, in turn, cools ya down. Now that makes total sense, doesn’t it? #funfactoftheday
How to Cook Green Lentils
The great thing about green lentils is that there’s no pre-soaking involved. Just make sure you pick them over first for rocks and give ’em a rinse before tossing in your slow cooker. No one wants to bite into a rock, do they? I don’t know why, but I find that funny…the potential to find rocks in your bag of lentils. Like, rocks. Anywho, the little things that amuse us, right? The kale is removed from the steams, and torn into bite sized pieces. There’s delicious aromatics like garlic, cumin and coriander and, of course, veg stock, tomatoes and coconut milk. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
One of my original recipes (Lentil & Kale Soup) made with red lentils has a similar flavouring and is among one of the most popular recipes on my blog. My mother-in-law loves it! Thanks mom-in-law 😉 I’m sure you’ll also love these Curried Green Lentil and Kale.
Don’t you just love the slow cooker? You put everything in there, set your timer and go about your business. I get in spurts using the slow cooker, do you? And whenever I remember to take it out again, I wonder why I don’t use it more often.
Typically, we see slow cooker recipes in the cooler months, but I like to use mine year round. And what’s also great about these Curried Green Lentils and Kale is that there’s no oven involved, no big heat up of the home. I cooked these lentils for about 6 hours on low and they were just cooked…not mushy or soggy or soft…the perfect doneness, in my opinion. If you feel you want ’em a little softer, throw them on for another hour and you’re good to go!
Hope you get a chance to try these Curried Green Lentils and Kale soon. You’re gonna love! Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂
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Curried Green Lentils and Kale
- 1.5 cup green lentils -picked over for rocks and rinsed
- 3 cups canned tomatoes -796 ml can
- 1 can coconut milk
- 2 cups vegetable stock -unsalted
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp curry paste -or powder
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp tumeric
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 red thai chili -minced
- 1 onion -sliced
- 3 cloves garlic -minced
- 4 cup kale -leaves from steams and bite sized pieces
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 lemon -juiced
- handful cilantro -leaves torn, or parsley
- In a slow cooker on low setting, add all ingredients except salt, lemon and cilantro. Cook for 6 -7 hours (I cooked mine for 6 hours and the lentils were just done).
- After six hours stir in salt and lemon juice. Garnish with cilantro or parsley. Enjoy!