This is one of our family staples. It's very quick to prepare. Once all the ingredients are in the pot, all you do is wait for it to be cooked. Serve it over a mound of instant whole-meal couscous. This dish is quite flexible so feel free to play around with the vegetable combination. Try this with fennel, turnip, lima beans, oyster mushrooms, etc.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and bell pepper in the hot oil until slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the leek, carrots, potatoes, pumpkin, zucchinis, and Jerusalem artichoke to the pot; cover the skillet and cook another 10 minutes.

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  • Stir the water, saffron, and lentils into the vegetable mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, return cover to the pot, and allow the mixture to simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Add the chickpeas, broad beans, and peas to the stew. Season with the salt and pepper. Cover again and continue cooking until the lentils are mushy, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 11.3g 23% DV; carbohydrates 57.3g 19% DV; fat 5.5g 9% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 926.2mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2011
It was good. I personally don't like peppers. But it has nice flavor! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/13/2020
it was a little light on the salt and a little more watery than i would have liked. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2011
It was good. I personally don't like peppers. But it has nice flavor! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2011
A tad bland. I added a peanut sauce at the end. 1/3 cup peanut butter dissolved in 1/3 cup boiling water with some chopped garlic and chopped ginger added for extra flavor. One can further dilute the peanut butter mixture if desired. Mmmmm was the result IMHO! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2015
Wonderful! Add some hot chili peppers. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/13/2020
it was a little light on the salt and a little more watery than i would have liked. Read More
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