Friday, January 8, 2016

Lentil Ginger Stew Recipe

My last couple of recipes have all been looking like big bowls of orange. Maybe it's just my kitchen lighting, or maybe we're really drawn to golden-orange foods! This one is also orange in color, but tastes totally different than Sweet Potato Stew and Easy Vegan Curry.

It's made with lentils and sweet potatoes, both healthy, filling, WHOLE ingredients. I keep the skins on the sweet potatoes because the peel has nearly 10x the antioxidant power as the flesh!

Don't skip the fresh ginger in this one; it's necessary to get that strong, fresh, gingery flavor.

1-Pot Meal: Lentil Ginger Stew #vegan

Lentil Ginger Stew

prep time: 20 min | cook time: 40 min
total time: 60 min


Lentil Ginger Stew 1 red onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled & minced
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground turmeric
3 tsp ground curry powder
2 sweet potatoes, cut into cubes
1 red bell pepper, diced
1.5 c dry brown lentils, rinced
6 c water
1 tsp vegetable stock bouillon


  1. Put a large pot on medium-low heat, add onion, garlic, ginger to the pan and sauté for a couple minutes.
  2. Add cumin, turmeric, curry powder and stir over low heat for a minute.
  3. Add sweet potatoes and bell pepper, stir.
  4. Add lentils, water, and vegetable stock bouillon and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low-medium and simmer about 20 minutes until the lentils are soft.


  • Can use red lentils instead of brown for a soupier stew. (Red lentils cook faster than brown and get mushier.)
  • Top with cilantro to serve.
  • Based on this recipe.


Simple ingredients for this vegan Lentil Ginger Stew recipe

I like to use vegetable bouillon paste instead of buying pre-made vegetable stock. It's cheaper, lasts longer, and I can adjust how strong I want the vegetable stock by upping the paste-to-water ratio. I'm trying to wean us off of vegetable stock altogether, though; it's not the healthiest thing (this bouillon paste has lots of salt and even has sugar in it).

Plant-Strong Lentil Ginger Stew

Vegan Lentil Ginger Stew Recipe |


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