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Spiced Lentil Stew with Potatoes | Naturally Ella

Spiced Lentil Stew with Potatoes

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

A warming lentil stew perfect for fall and winter that features potatoes and a blend of cinnamon, clove, and cardamom.


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Ingredients

  • 3 celery stalks

  • 1 large Yukon gold potatoes

  • 1 small yellow onion

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 1/2 cups green/brown lentils

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 4 to 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • ½ cup tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • Salt, to taste

  • Parsley, for topping

Instructions

  • Rinse the celery and potato. Mince the celery and onion. Heat a large stock-pot to medium heat and add the olive oil followed by the onion and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion mixture has softened and is fragrant, 8 or so minutes.
  • While the onion mixture is cooking, dice the potato and mince the garlic. Stir in the potatoes and cook for another few minutes then finish with the garlic.
  • Rinse the lentils and add to the pot shortly after the garlic. Follow closely with the spices and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the lentils are just about tender; 25 or so minutes
  • Stir in the tomato, lemon zest, and juice. Cook for another 5 to 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. Top with minced parsley before serving.

Notes

Tips + Tricks: This stew is one that only gets better with age. I prefer to reheat the second day and serve over a piece of toast. 

Stock up on the Pantry Items: Lentils, Spices, Potatoes

Nutrition: See the information.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 379
  • Sugar: 4.6
  • Sodium: 366
  • Fat: 4.5
  • Saturated Fat: .7
  • Fiber: 11.9
  • Protein: 20.6
  • Cholesterol: 0