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Lentil Stew Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils
  • 1 1/2 cups brown lentils
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, or chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and finely diced, about 1 cup
  • 6 cups kale, chopped
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa, divided


  1. Pre-soak the lentils for at least 30 minutes adding equal parts water to the lentils.
  2. In a large cast-iron pot over medium-high heat, add about 2 tablespoons grape seed oil. Heat 1 minute until hot, then add the onion. Season with salt and sauté for 3 minutes until soft. 
  3. Add the carrots, celery, and garlic and cook for 3 additional minutes. Drain and rinse the lentils then add the lentils to the pot and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the cumin, coriander, and turmeric, stirring for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and water as well as a large pinch of salt and pepper. Stir, bring to a boil then reduce to low heat and gently simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Carefully stir in the diced sweet potato and kale. Cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked through but not mushy. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Enjoy with a 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa or by itself.

Want to spice up the stew? Add 1 teaspoon Chili Flakes when your adding in the rest of the spices.

Source: Food Fanatic

Lentil Stew Recipe Lentil Stew Recipe Reviewed by Jarvis Mann on 10:28 AM Rating: 5

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