Moroccan lentil stew is a delicious heart healthy and delicately spiced vegetarian dish. This easy one pot recipe is a great quick healthy filling meal!
Hey Folks. Today I'm bringing you one of my favourite lentil recipes, Moroccan lentil stew.
Those of you who follow my blog regularly will be well aware of my obsession with Moroccan spices and lentils.
So how better to celebrate the two of my healthy obsessions than to put them both together.
In a delicious and filling one pot family meal?
Not only is this healthy stew made up of an amazing combination of lentil enthused spices but there's chickpeas and sweet potatoes too.
You'll get plenty of your daily recommended fibre from those chickpeas.
As well as a good dose of protein from those lentils!
Overall there are only 428 calories in this Moroccan lentil dish.
Plus the chunks of sweet potatoes are great source of vitamins B & C.
Those vitamins help and support a healthy immune system as well as the growth, development and repair of our bodies as well.
How To Make This Moroccan Lentil Stew
- Get your largest casserole pot/pan and gently sauté the onion and garlic until its softenned.
- Stir in the spices and tomato puree and revel in the aroma it gives off! You'll only need to stir the spices in for 30 seconds or so, or it will burn.
- Add all of the rest of the ingredients, except the chickpeas and coriander. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer until the sweet potatoes are cooked.
- Stir in the chickpeas. They only need warmed through for a couple of minutes.
- Scoop ladel-fulls of stew into serving bowls and garnish with the coriander. Yum!
- You can freeze this Moroccan lentil stew. If you have any leftover!
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Moroccan Lentil Stew Recipe
This lentil stew is really filling by itself. But if you're wondering what to pair it with a slice of wholemeal bread to wipe the bowl after you're finished should be all you need!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Moroccan Lentil Stew Recipe
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 400 ml vegetable stock
- 3 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2.5cm pieces
- 125 g red lentils
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 400 g chickpeas drained
- 1 tablespoon fresh coriander chopped
- Gently heat the olive oil in a large casserole pot.
- Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes until softened.
- Stir in the spices and tomato puree and allow to cook for about 30 seconds.
- Add the stock, potatoes, red lentils, honey and salt.
- Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes until the lentils are soft and mushy and the potatoes are softened and most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Stir in the chickpeas and warm them through.
- Transfer to serving bowls and garnish with the coriander.