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June 11, 2022
Pumpkin, Chickpea, and Red Lentil Stew

A hearty, fall-flavored, vegetarian stew, perfect for cold nights. This one is quick to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pie pumpkin or winter squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Plain nonfat yogurt (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1In a 3-1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine pumpkin, chickpeas, carrots, onion, lentils, tomato paste, ginger, lime juice, cumin, salt, turmeric, and pepper. Pour broth over all in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Top each serving with peanuts, cilantro, and if desired, yogurt. Makes 6 (1-1/3 cup) servings.
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Jen – pod host

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