AZ Health Zone/ Dinner/ Lunch

Red Lentil Stew

Red Lentil Stew

AZ Health Zone
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Large Pot
  • Stove


  • Ingredients
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups split red lentils rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  • Directions
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender. Stir in garlic and chili powder. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add water, lentils, tomato paste, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes (or 30 minutes for brown lentils). Stir occasionally.
  • Serve hot with your favorite whole grain bread.


Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)
Calories,242; Carbohydrate, 31 g; Protein, 13 g; Total Fat, 8 g; Saturated Fat, 1 g; Trans fat,0 g; Cholesterol, 0 mg; Fiber,8 g; Total Sugars, 2 g; Sodium, 247 mg; Calcium, 34 mg; Folate, 3 mcg; Iron, 3 mg; Percent Calories from Fat, 30%.
Makes 8 servings, approximately 1 cup each.
Keyword Chili Powder, Lentils, Onions

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