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Sprouted Lentil Stew

Main Course | March 1, 2016 | By

Cooked lentils are a nutritional powerhouse but sprouted one are even healthier for you .This is my  healthy and hearty recipe for a cold, winter’s day. It’s simple to prepare, it’s packed with vitamins and minerals from the vegetables and–thanks to the sprouted lentils–full of protein, enzymes, and micro-nutrients. For a creamier soup, feel free to puree half or all of it with  food processor after cooking. It’s delicious either way, and tastes even better reheated the next day.

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Sprouted Lentils Stew
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1medium yellow onion diced
  3. 2 medium carrots diced
  4. 2 ribs celery diced
  5. 2 cloves garlic minced
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  7. ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  8. ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  9. 1 teaspoon paprika
  10. Fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  11. 6 cups vegetable stock
  12. 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with their juices
  13. 10-ounce package sprouted green lentils
  14. 2 medium potato diced
  15. 1/2 cup pearl couscous
  16. Chopped parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and saute for 5 minutes or so until softened, but not brown. Stir in the garlic and spices, and season with salt and pepper. Let cook for 1 minute or so until the garlic is fragrant .
  2. Add the lentils, tomatoes (and juices), potato,couscous and vegetable stock and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened; remove from heat. Taste, and season generously with salt and pepper.
Notes
  1. I used a sprouted lentil trio with green, brown, and black lentils.
  2. If you like, you can use a stick blender to puree the soup to your desired consistency. Or feel free to leave it as is. When reheating leftovers, you may need to add a little vegetable stock , because the soup gets thicker the longer it sits.
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