Spiced Lentil Stew

"This spiced soup with tender lentils is perfect for warming you up!"
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 3-4

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  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • a pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup red lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt, To Taste
  • Lemon juice, To Taste


  • Step 1

    In a pot on medium heat, sauté the onion, garlic, and carrots for 4-5 minutes, until fragrant.

  • Step 2

    Mix in the tomato paste, chili pepper, and spices.Mix until well-incorporated, adding a splash of water to prevent sticking.

  • Step 3

    Add lentils and vegetable broth, then cover the pot and let cook on low heat for about 20 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Once lentils are tender, season with lemon juice & salt, then serve warm.

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