Pinned on May 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm by admin

Red Lentil Stew 
The 2 Week Diet



2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

½ onion, diced

2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons black or yellow mustard seeds

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon coriander

1 small carrot, diced

2 cups cauliflower, cut into small florets

1 ¼ cups red (or brown) lentils, rinsed

6 cups water

1 cup diced tomato

2 cups broccoli, cut into small florets

½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro (optional)


1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until tender. Add mustard seeds, and stir until they begin to pop. Add other spices, and sauté 1 minute. Add carrot and cauliflower, and stir to coat.

2. Add lentils and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until lentils are soft, about 25 minutes. Add tomato, broccoli, and salt. Simmer 5 more minutes.

3. Just before serving, stir in lemon juice and sprinkle with parsley or cilantro.



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