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Almond and Red Lentil Stew

red lentil stew

The great thing about lentils, compared to other legumes, is that they don’t require any pre-soaking before you cook with them! This means that you can whip up this stew with minimal fuss and preparation.

Why are lentils good for us?

Lentils are fantastic for our health because they’re generally inexpensive while also being high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Lentils are also virtually free from fat! What’s not to love?!

Additionally, a cup serving of red lentils contains an impressive six milligrams of iron. The average woman needs around 18 milligrams of iron every day, whereas men need only eight. So a cup of lentils helps everyone to be well on the way to reaching this quota!

Almond and Red Lentil Stew Recipe

To cook this stew up for yourself, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 250g of red lentils
  • 2 pints vegetable stock
  • A tsp of dry coriander
  • A handful almonds


To get started making this stew, the first thing you’ll need to do is heat the coconut oil in a large pan. You can then fry the carrot, leek, onion, garlic, and sweet potato in the coconut oil until it has softened.

Next, add the lentils in to the pan and pour the two pints of vegetable stock and coriander in, too. Bring this to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for approximately 45 minutes. Just before the end of the cooking time for the stew, in another pan, fry the almonds in a splash of coconut oil for two minutes. Serve the lentil stew with the almonds and tomatoes – enjoy!

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  1. I love that you don’t have to pre-soak lentils! It is so much easier and faster to make delicious dishes, I agree 🙂 Not to mention, they are so great for you. Thanks for the recipe idea!

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