Moroccan Lentil Stew, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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Moroccan Lentil Stew, a budget friendly and healthy family meal made in under an hour!

This week I’m bringing you a couple of my favorite “family meals in under an hour” recipes.  I realize it’s very challenging for working families to put a home cooked meal on the table each and every night.  It’s not easy, however meal planning helps A LOT and I totally recommend it.  Start by finding a few recipes that are easy to make, the whole family enjoys and are economical.  Over time you will build up your recipe library and you can rotate them through the weeks.  This Moroccan stew recipe is made a few times a month in my family and has been for a few years now…and we’re still not sick of it!   I’m not sure where my sister-in-law originally found it, but we’ve altered it a lot through the years.  In fact, we alter it almost every time we make it!  It’s a very versatile stew, you can include all sorts of vegetables or grains and it will still taste good!

moroccan lentil stew vegan gluten free recipe

My mom adds pasta or orzo however, I didn’t add it this time to keep it gluten-free.  I sometimes add brown rice or serve on top of warm quinoa.  

moroccan lentil stew vegan gluten free best recipe

Moroccan Lentil Stew

The best recipe for Moroccan Lentil Stew
Course Main Meal, Soup
Cuisine Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 248kcal
Cost $


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  • Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent.
  • Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add celery and carrots and sauté until tender crisp.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  • Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove cinnamon stick, top with fresh cilantro leaves and lemon wedge and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10967IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg
Cristina C. RD LDN

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