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Red Lentil Stew with Lemon

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • ½ medium zucchini, chopped (optional)

  • 1 inch fresh ginger, minced

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 cups broth

  • 1 cup dry red lentils

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon, more to taste

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  • In a large pot, heat 3 tablespoons of oil over high heat. Add onion, ginger, celery, carrot and garlic, and sauté until golden, about 4 minutes.

  • Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt, black pepper, and sauté for 2 minutes longer.

  • Add lentils, then broth. Bring to a simmer, then partially cover the pot and turn heat to medium-low.

  • Simmer until lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Taste and add salt as desired.

  • Stir in lemon juice and cilantro. Serve with basmati rice and/or naan. Or enjoy by itself as a soup!

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