Hearty Vegetarian Lentil Stew

There’s a certain comfort that comes from a warm bowl of Hearty Vegetarian Lentil Stew. As the aroma of carefully selected ingredients fills the air, it’s a symphony of flavors that dances on your taste buds. This stew is not just a recipe; it’s a journey through hearty nourishment, a tale of wholesome ingredients coming together in perfect harmony.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.
  2. Add the minced garlic, cumin, and smoked paprika. Sauté for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the rinsed lentils, diced tomatoes, bay leaf, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat, cover, and let the stew simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Total time: 45 minutes

Yields: 6 servings

Warm your soul with this hearty and flavorful vegetarian lentil stew. Packed with protein and wholesome ingredients, it’s the perfect comfort dish.

Nutritional information: Calories: 250, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 3g

Concluding this culinary adventure, the Hearty Vegetarian Lentil Stew brings not only satisfaction to your hunger but also a sense of accomplishment. With each spoonful, you’re savoring the efforts of combining simple, earthy ingredients into a masterpiece that fuels your body and warms your heart. This stew isn’t just a recipe; it’s a reminder that cooking is an art that nourishes not only the body but also the spirit. Share it with loved ones, and let the flavors tell the story.