Red Lentil & Vegetable Stew

Makes: 
6 - 8 servings
Utensil: 
Saladmaster Food Processor
1 ½ Qt./1.4 L Sauce Pan with Cover
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Contributed By: 
Cathy Vogt
Certified Health Coach & Natural Foods Chef

Ingredients

Recipe Description: 
Red lentils are a rich source of protein and iron. They are easier to digest and require no presoaking, which makes them a good first legume to introduce to older babies and toddlers. Add a handful of red lentils to soups for added thickness and protein. This stew freezes well and is a nice family meal.
1
small
onion, strung, use Cone #2
1
clove garlic, shredded, use Cone #1
3
carrots, trimmed, scrubbed and processed, use Cone #3
12
teaspoon
sea salt
(3
g)
12
teaspoon
dried basil or Italian herb blend
(1
g)
1
tablespoon
tomato paste
(16
g)
1
cup
red lentils
(208
g)
2 12
cups
vegetable or chicken stock
(600
ml)
14
cup
parsley leaves, chopped
(11
g)
grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
grass fed butter (optional)
  1. Preheat sauce pan over medium heat. When several drops of water sprinkled in sauce pan skitter and dissipate, add onions, garlic and carrots. Sauté for 3 - 4 minutes until onions start to soften and brown slightly.
  2. Add salt, basil and tomato paste. Stir to combine and cook for an additional 2 minutes to lightly brown tomato paste.
  3. Add red lentils and stock. Stir to combine and place cover on sauce pan.
  4. When Vapo-Valve™ begins to click steadily, reduce heat to low and cook for 60 minutes or until lentils and vegetables are soft. Add a few tablespoons of stock or water if it gets too thick.
  5. Add chopped parsley and stir to combine.
  6. Serve stew as is or puree until smooth for a younger baby.
  7. Top stew with grated parmesan cheese and grass fed butter.
  • Add more seasonal vegetables to stew, such as grated zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potato, peas or minced green beans.
Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 
157
Total Fat: 
1g
Saturated Fat: 
0g
Cholesterol: 
0mg
Sodium: 
600mg
Total Carbs: 
28g
Dietary Fiber: 
11g
Sugar: 
4g
Protein: 
9g
Nutritional analysis does not include optional ingredients

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