This nourishing, herbaceous stew from the Healthy French Wife blogger is an essential eat on a chilly day. Top with some shredded vegan parmesan or add vegan meatballs for an extra hearty dose of flavor.
What you need:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 brown onion, diced
3 carrots, diced
2 cups dried French lentils, rinsed
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup water, divided
1 can diced tomatoes
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 cups shredded kale
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup coconut cream, for garnish
What you do:
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm oil. Add herbs, garlic, and onion and cook until translucent. Add carrot and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add lentils, broth, and ½ cup of water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 30 to 45 minutes until lentils and carrots are cooked.
- Add diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, kale, salt, and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
- Divide into four serving bowls, top with a dollop of coconut cream, and serve.