Smoky Red Lentil Stew
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This Smoky Red Lentil Stew is a flavorful, healthy, simple dish that comes together quickly. Lentils are a good source of protein and fiber, and they can easily soak up a variety of seasonings. The smoked paprika gives this stew just the right kick, but be sure to adjust the amount of paprika if you have a very spicy version.
Garnish this stew with chopped cilantro, scallions, and/or a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. If you have leftovers, freeze them in single-serve portions for a busy evening.
Smoky Red Lentil Stew
- 1 tbs. olive oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 carrots chopped
- 3 celery stalks chopped
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 4 cups broth
- 1 1/2 cups dried red lentils
- In a soup pot, sauté the onion in the olive oil over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, or until tender.
- Add the carrots and celery to the pot, and saute until all the vegetables are tender.
- Add the seasonings and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
- Add the broth and the lentils.
- Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. The stew is done when the lentils are tender.
Smoky Red Lentil Stew Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $3.74 to make, or $.62 per serving. Smoky Red Lentil Stew is a delicious meal that supplies a healthy dose of protein and flavor.
I found this recipe in the fall last year and it has been on our menu most weeks since then. It’s delicious and comes together quick and easily. I often double it for plenty of leftovers.
My daughter(3) and I enjoy it with a dollop of plain whole milk yogurt and my husband and I add smokey chipotle pepper flakes. It’s dreamy!!
Thank you for the inspiration
Thanks so much for letting me know, Casey! I love hearing your variations. They sound delicious.
That looks so good! We love lentils!
I love lentils and am always looking for new recipes! Thanks. My favorite thing to make with red lentils is dahl. It was the only thing when I was nauseous and pregnant that sounded good to me, must have been the ginger in it.
Thanks for visiting! Lentils are such a comfort food for me. I think it’s my body’s way of saying this is a great thing to be eating.