- 4 cups reduced-sodium V8 or tomato juice
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 2 medium potatoes, cubed
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 sweet red pepper, chopped
- 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons minced chives
- In a Dutch oven, combine the first 15 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until lentils and vegetables are tender.
- Stir in spinach; heat through. Combine topping ingredients; dollop about 1 tablespoon on each serving. Yield: 13 servings.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Vegetable Lentil Stew
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"I don't particularly like vegetarian meals like this, but this was really good with excellent flavor."
"I have been making this vegetable lentil stew for over 10 years and I love this comfort food. It is so satisfying and filling that your family will not miss meat in this recipe. I add more chili powder and cumin as we like it a bit more spicy, and I serve it with homemade oat dinner rolls. I believe this recipe is also on this website."
"Simple. Healthy. Delicious. When I brought it to work for lunch, a co-worker smelled it coming out of the microwave and asked for the recipe. I'll add a little more spice next time."