Rustic Root Vegetable & Lentil Stew

BY : PUBLISHED : January 18th, 2015 UPDATED: August 17th, 2021

Even on a cold, dreary winter’s day you can brighten up your afternoon or evening with this colorful stew! Root vegetables, peas and lentils make this a hearty dish with plenty of fiber and protein. Enjoy some of this stew as a side dish to your meal, or make it an entree with some crackers or fresh bread on the side!

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Rustic Root Vegetable & Lentil Stew

Shannon
Even on a cold, dreary winter’s day you can brighten up your afternoon or evening with this colorful stew! Root vegetables, peas and lentils make this a hearty dish with plenty of fiber and protein. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 of a large onion, chopped
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 Tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 pack of frozen root veggies (or chopped carrots, beets, potatoes and turnips)
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 2-3 cups of pre-cooked lentils
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • optional: garlic powder to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place the olive oil and onion in a medium or large saucepan and sauté over medium heat until the onions are translucent. Then add the garlic and stir for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the vegetable broth, water, and tomato paste and bring the pot to a boil.
  • To the pot, stir in the veggies, pre-cooked lentils and spices. Simmer on low for 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove the bay leaf and discard.
  • For a thicker soup, use an immersion blender after turning the fire off on half of the soup mixture. Then return to the pan, mix and reheat if needed.
  • Stir in additional salt, pepper or garlic powder to taste, if you'd like. Serve alongside your favorite crackers or with a slice of freshly baked bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 14gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 712mgPotassium: 728mgFiber: 13gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 946IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 5mg
Keyword gluten free, lentils, soup, stew, vegan stew, vegetable stew, vegetables
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