Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Stew Recipe



Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Stew Recipe

There’s something incredibly satisfying about a warm bowl of Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Stew. It’s not just a dish; it’s a comfort-laden journey that wraps you in warmth and nourishment. Imagine dipping your spoon into a medley of tender lentils, vibrant seasonal vegetables, and aromatic herbs dancing in a savory broth.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried brown lentils
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped kale or spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by rinsing the lentils under cold water. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, sauté the onion, carrots, and celery until they begin to soften.
  3. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the vegetable broth and add the lentils, bay leaf, and thyme.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  6. Stir in the diced tomatoes and chopped kale or spinach.
  7. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  9. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Total cook time: 45 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

A soul-soothing combination of lentils and vegetables, this stew is a hearty and wholesome delight for any season.

Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 12g

After the first spoonful, you’ll be captivated by the rustic flavors that come together in perfect harmony. Each bite tells a story of nourishment and care, making it an ideal comfort food for both body and soul. Whether it’s a chilly winter evening or a breezy summer night, this Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Stew will always remind you of the simple joys found in a bowl of goodness.

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