Stewed Lentils (vegan)

Stewed Lentils (vegan) Recipe

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Erin Byrnes


Another dish I learned while livig in Italy. Very economical, simple and healthy.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
1 Hr


  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1
    large shallot, diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, sliced thin
  • 1/2 lb
    dry green lentils
  • 1 c
    rough chopped plum/roma tomato

How to Make Stewed Lentils (vegan)


  1. In medium sauce pan heat olive oil over low flame. Add shallot and garlic, sautee 3-4 minutes, do not let brown. Add lentils and cover with water (or broth) Let lentils stew until almost tender, adding water/broth as necessary, about 30-45 minutes. Add tomato, simmer for additional 5 minutes. Can be served drained as a side dish or with the broth and some small pasta (pastina) or cooked diced potato as a soup.
  2. Garnish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some grated cheese.

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About Stewed Lentils (vegan)

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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