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Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew

This is the perfect hearty dish for a chilly winter day. It is also vegetarian and vegan. This dish can be served hot in a bowl with fresh bread or if you are serving it with rice, scoop the rice with an ice cream scoop and place it over the lentil stew.

  • 1 ½ cups French green lentils
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper

Wash the lentils and soak in cold water for a few hours, drain and place them in a medium size pot, cover with cold water, bring to a boil and simmer for five minutes, drain and set aside. In the same pot, heat the olive oil, add the onions and saute until they look translucent, add the celery, carrots, tomatoes and tomato paste, return the lentils to the pot, season with salt and pepper, add enough water to cover the lentils. You may need to add more water to adjust the consistency. Cook until the lentils are tender and the sauce has thickened.


3 comments to Lentil Stew

  • Hi Megi,

    I came across your blog via Photograzing. Congratulations on your gorgeous food photography! I’m an American living in Argentina, and I’m currently writing a post about the bicentennial celebrations taking place here. Hearty stews are traditional foods for patriotic holidays in Argentina,and I’d love to feature your photo of lentil stew in my post. Would you be willing to allow me to use your photo, with full attribution and a link to your blog? I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you and keep up the excellent work on your blog!

    Best regards,

  • LindenTea

    Hi Katie, thank you for your visit and your comments. :) I just visited your blog and bookmarked it right away, I love it, I will be a regular visitor. Of course, you can use the pictures for the lentil stew. Thank you,


  • I’m so glad you enjoyed my blog, Megi. Thanks very much for letting me use the photo! I’m sure I’ll be back to visit you. :)

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