Moroccan Lentil Stew


This hearty lentil stew is loaded with vegetables, so it's easy on the waistline. I recently rejoined WeightWatchers and am searching for ways to incorporate more legumes and veggies into my diet. This recipe makes that easy. The warm Moroccan spices ensure a flavorful stew.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 5 cups hot water

  • 2 cubes tomato bouillon with chicken flavoring (such as Knorr®)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion

  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup lentils

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped butternut squash

  • 1 large carrot, chopped

  • 1 celery stalk, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped fresh green beans

  • ¼ cup frozen peas

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (Optional)


  1. Stir hot water and tomato bouillon cubes together in a bowl until dissolved.

  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, fenugreek leaves, bay leaf, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  3. Stir in lentils, butternut squash, carrot, celery. Add tomato bouillon and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils have softened, about 45 minutes.

  4. Add green beans and peas; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

175 Calories
3g Fat
29g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 248mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 547mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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