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Red Lentil Stew with Root Vegetables (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Red Lentil Stew with Root Vegetables (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This savory soup is a bright, sunny shade of orange—the perfect way to cheer up the cloudiest of days. Its hearty flavor and texture makes it ideal to pair with a simple salad or sandwich half. 

Yields 10 (1 cup) servings

Red Lentil Stew with Root Vegetables (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
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  • 6 cups water
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, in juice
  • 1 cube vegetable bullion
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 small turnips, chopped
  • 2 small red potatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups red lentils, dried
  • 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  1. Place water and tomatoes in a large pot and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add vegetable bullion cube, onion, celery, carrots, turnips, garlic, red lentils, smoked paprika, turmeric, and cumin. Stir well, cover, and cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes, until vegetables are just tender.
  3. May need to add additional water to replace water lost to evaporation. Should make a thick, hearty stew.


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