Curried Lentil, Squash, and Apple Stew - Slender Kitchen
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Curried Lentil, Squash, and Apple Stew

By Kristen Mccaffrey
  
adapted from: cooking.nytimes.com
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358
Calories 
67g
Carbs 
5g
Fat 
17g
Protein 
6
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Lentils are one of my favorite ingredients to use in soups and stews so when I saw this recipe from the New York Times, I couldn't wait to try it. I love the idea of combining adding butternut squash and apples to a traditional lentil stew. It makes it perfect for fall and cold nights.

Prep Time

Curried Lentil, Squash, and Apple Stew

4
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 2 U carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 U celery ribs, diced
  • 3 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 4 cups peeled butternut squash, chopped in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 U apple, diced
  • 6 cups fresh spinach (or kale)

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.5 - 2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358
Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2 148mg
93%
Total Carbohydrate 67g
22%
Dietary Fiber 22g
89%
Sugars 16g
Protein 17g

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook for 4-5 minutes until beginning to soften. Add the garlic, ginger, curry powder, and salt. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes until very fragrant.
  2. Add the lentils, vegetable broth, and tomato paste. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. Cover and let cook for 25 minutes.
  3. Add squash and apples. Cover and cook for another 20-25 minutes until lentils and vegetables are tender. Stir in spinach and cook 1-2 minutes until wilted. (If using kale, add it with the squash and apples.)
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
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Notes

This is a thick stew. If you prefer more broth, just add more vegetable broth during cooking.

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