December 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm
by Irina Gonzalez
When I’m looking for my next great slow cooker recipe, one of my biggest concerns is that it’s really easy. I also tend to lean toward vegetarian recipes because I’ve found that not eating too much meat is my best way to keep off the 100 pounds I lost in the past.
That’s why as I’ve really fallen in love with making soups as part of the Slow Cooker Chronicles. I’ve now made 4 delicious ones: creamy broccoli and cauliflower soup, baked potato soup, curried eggplant soup and sweet onion soup. But I just can’t seem to get enough!
Now I’m on the lookout for new recipes to try. These are the soups that struck my fancy and now I’m dying to make:
1. A Year of Slow Cooking’s Pesto Minestrone Soup: This classic Italian soup has always been one of my favorites and I absolutely adore the addition of pesto. I’ve made my own leek-based pesto before and would like to try the traditional kind, so I think this would be a fun soup to tackle.
2.Kath Eats Real Food’s Creamy Curry Butternut Soup: I’ve been obsessed with curry ever since making my curried eggplant soup. I even made slow cooker chickpea curry recently. But something about this soup with butternut squash (one of my favorites) just really appeals to me.
3. Healthy Slow Cooking’s Vegan Autumn Lentil Soup: I haven’t made a lentil soup yet, despite being a big fan. Since I am always striving to be healthy, this seems like an ideal soup to tackle both categories. Plus, I bet I can find some great winter veggies to change it up a little bit.
4.Steamy Kitchen’s Vietnamese Chicken Pho Ga: This would probably be the biggest challenge for me, since I don’t often eat chicken or Vietnamese food. But it sounded absolutely delicious and I think it’s about time that I try something a bit on the difficult side.
5.Family Circle’s Yellow Split Pea Soup: I started my slow cooking and soup adventures with a Family Circle recipe, so it seems only fitting that I try another. I haven’t had split pea soup since last winter and I think it’s finally time that I try making it for myself. This recipe sounds like a dream.
What are your favorite slow cooker soups? Do you recommend anything in particular? Tell me in the comments below!