Vegan Lentil Stew

Vegan Lentil Stew Recipe: The onion and thyme definitely dominate the flavors in this stew, but the

Just as we do at home, we aim to keep the food in our blog balanced, just like this Vegan Lentil Stew. This seems intentional, and to a certain point it is, but I’ve also noticed that over time I’ve unconsciously been avoiding repeating too many recipes of the same category.

After posting a few rice, meat and other type of recipes I return to two of my favorites: stews and legumes. I love lentils, they are one of my comfort foods. Try this vegan lentil stew recipe, and whether you are a vegan or not, you will love it. I am sure.

Vegan lentil stew recipe

Sadly lentils are not as used in our cuisine as much as I wish they were. Not only are they a great source of protein, lentils are also very filling. A good lentil stew is a pleasure to the stomach and tastebuds.

Vegan lentil stew recipe

For this stew I added thyme, another sadly underutilized ingredient in our cuisine. Thyme, uncommon as it is in some regions of our country, it is an essential part of legume and bean dishes in the northwestern region of the country, where it is known as “ditén”, a word of Haitian origin. Thyme to me tastes somewhere between aniseed and mint,  a tickly flavor that cannot be found in another herb.

Vegan lentil stew recipe

The onion and thyme definitely dominate the flavors in this stew, but the “smokiness” of the lentils is never overpowered. It seems like a very simple dish, but as comfort food goes this cannot get any more complex.

Aunt Clara

Vegan Lentil Stew Recipe
 
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Vegan Lentil Stew Recipe: The onion and thyme definitely dominate the flavors in this stew, but the "smokiness" of the lentils are never overpowered. It seems like a very simple dish, but as comfort food goes this cannot get any more complex.
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of lentils
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 large red onion cut into eighths
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into cubes
  • ½ lb [0.48 kg] of auyama (West Indian pumpkin), cut into cubes
  • 1 bell pepper chopped into squares
  • ½ teaspoon of mashed garlic
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 sprig of fresh cilantro
  • 1½ teaspoons of salt (or more, to taste)
Instructions
  1. Soak the lentils in abundant water for at least two hours. Drain water.
  2. Boil lentils in clear water for 15 minutes over medium heat. Sieve the lentils until all the water has been drained. Reserve water and lentil.
  3. In a pot heat the oil, add the onion.
  4. Cook and stir until the onion becomes transparent.
  5. Add the potatoes, pumpkin, bell pepper, garlic, thyme and cilantro.
  6. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  7. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the lentils (without the water) and cook and stir for a minute.
  9. Add 4 cups of the water you had reserved, stir.
  10. Cover and simmer over low heat until all the ingredients are cooked through. Add more water as it becomes necessary (use clear water if you run out of water from boiling the lentils)
  11. Remove the sprigs.
  12. Season with salt to taste.
  13. Serve with arroz blanco.

Comments

  1. Sourelly

    The Lentil Soup is a nice recipe. It was so delicious. I made it and added a little twist (Dominican spices and veggies). I never had it before and now I’m hooked. Me encanto, Gracias por compartir!!!
    I’ll keep trying other soups since I’m a soup lover.

  2. An amazing recipe. Each time I make it, my whole family is delighted. It's easy to make and very delicious. It's always on my mind when I don't know what to cook.

    • clara

      well My English is not Good, but i will LIKE to said I made it last monday for my six months grandson…. came out delicious and he ate the whole"pozuelo", ALSO, LENTIL SOUP IS A GOOD LUCK FOOD… for NEW YEAR DAY..Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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