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Easy Lentil Stew

Easy Lentil Stew

This lentil stew recipe is sure to fill you up and is a straightforward vegetarian style meal to help get your daily dose of vegetables in.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: internationnal
Keyword: lentil, stew, vegan. vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 226kcal


  • 1 can lentil rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 bell peppers seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil


  • In a saucepan heated the oil over medium high heat. Add the onion, celery and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, lentils and broth. Mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add couscous and basil and mix well. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. With a fork separate the grains from the couscous.
  • When serving, put the couscous in a 4 bowls, garnish the couscous with the lentil stew, the tomato and the fresh basil.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg