Easy Lentil Stew

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Easy Lentil Stew

Nutrition Information

Calories 208
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 205.1 mg
Carbs 37.6 g
Fiber 11 g
Protein 15 g
Sugar 6 g
Calcium 71 mg
Potassium 671 mg
Health Benefit

Stew doesn’t have to be meaty to be satisfying. This inexpensive, fiber-rich dinner contains complex carbohydrates that are packed with protein. It’ll be on your dinner table in under 30 minutes! You may use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock to make the soup entirely vegetarian.


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  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the optional parsley or cilantro, together in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer. Cover the pot and cook for 15 minutes.  
  2. Remove the lid and stir. The texture will be very thick and stew-like, and the lentils will have become mushy. 
  3. Transfer the soup to a blender and purée for 30 seconds, until creamy. Return to the pot and heat over low to reheat, if necessary. Ladle into bowls, and top with the fresh parsley or cilantro, if using. Enjoy warm.  

Helpful Hints:

  • To add a little more protein to the dish, you can serve this with a small dollop of plain Greek-style yogurt — it adds a creamy richness that melts into the stew. 
  • You won’t use the whole can of pumpkin purée for this recipe. The leftover purée is a great addition to oatmeal for breakfast!
  • If you’re not a fan of spicy foods, reduce the amount of ginger to ¼ tsp. If you love spice, increase it to ¾ tsp.!