Hearty Vegetable Lentil Stew

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Hearty Vegetable Lentil Stew
Hearty Vegetable Lentil Stew
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Hearty Vegetable Lentil Stew

This is one "meaty" vegetarian stew, thanks to the pumpkin purée, potatoes, lentils, and smorgasbord of vegetables. Garnish each bowl of soup with a little grated cheese — maybe Parmigiano-Reggiano or Asiago. Or, add a dollop of sour cream, yogurt, or crème fraîche. Recipe courtesy of David Venable, host of QVC's cooking show In the Kitchen with David.

6
Servings
285
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2½ Cups thinly sliced leeks
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup medium dice carrots
  • 1 Cup medium dice red skin potatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1½ Cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 5 Cups vegetable stock
  • 1½ Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1½ Cup cooked lentils
  • 1 15-ounce can white beans with liquid
  • ¾ Cup fresh green beans, snapped in half
  • ½ Cup canned roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh sage, chopped

Directions

Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large stockpot. Add the garlic, leeks, celery, carrots, and potatoes and sauté until the leeks begin to soften.

Add the tomatoes, pumpkin, vegetable stock, oregano, cumin, and paprika. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.

Add the lentils, white beans, green beans, red peppers, and sage. Return to a simmer and continue to cook another 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Vegetable Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Vegetable Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
49g
16%
Vitamin A
742µg
82%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
30.1%
Vitamin C
46mg
77%
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
97µg
100%
Calcium
207mg
21%
Fiber
14g
58%
Folate (food)
203µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
203µg
51%
Iron
8mg
42%
Magnesium
117mg
29%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
242mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
1160mg
33%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.6%
Sodium
86mg
4%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
45.2%
Zinc
2mg
14%