A comforting lentil stew is a perfect plant-based dish for the cold but works just fine eaten cold on a warmer day when you need a quick-fix protein-packed lunch. Lentils are high-protein, high-fiber member of the legume family and are relatively quick and easy to prepare. At home, we make multiple variations of a lentil stew, depending on what vegetables are in season.
We love zucchinis, especially in the summer. We can have them raw, roasted, braised - you name it. There is no reason not to put them in a hearty stew. You can choose any type of lentil and in this dish it will work. Just remember, red lentils are sweeter and can become more mushy. You can spice this mouthwatering vegan recipe up or down with turmeric, chillies or coriander. Bon Appetit!
(serves 2 as a main dish, under 500 calories and roughly 25gr protein)