Simple Lentil Stew

Simple Lentil StewLentils are arguably the cream of the legume crop both for health and ease of preparation. Try this flavorful and filling lo-cal dish. You won’t be disappointed.


  • 1 1⁄2 cups lentils
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and finely diced 1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place the lentils in a colander and pick over and remove any stones or foreign objects.
  2. Rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear.
  3. Heat the oil in a heavy stock pot. Add the carrot, onion, garlic, and bay leaf.
  4. Sauté over low heat for about 5 minutes, or until soft.
  5. Add the lentils and chicken stock to the pot and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender throughout, but still hold their shape.
  7. Remove from the heat.
  8. Season and serve.

Serves 4

Nutrition Info:

Calories 146, Fat 7.3g, Carbs 15.4g, Protein 5.1g, Sodium 287mg