Easy Vegan Winter Warmer Lentil Stew

It’s getting pretty cold in Scotland and I am relying on hearty comfort food to keep me going. This delicious stew is based on a recipe by Nigel Slater. I have simply changed the amounts a little. All creative cookery genius is down to him. This is really a very simple and easy recipe, that requires minimal effort for maximum deliciousness. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

vegan lentil, carrot, celery, turnip, stew

vegan winter warmer lentil, carrot, celery, turnip stew

If you would like to replicate this wonderful winter dish you will need the following:

  • 2 onions
  • 1 turnip
  • (optional extra: 4 medium potatoes)
  • 4 carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 cups of roughly chopped mushrooms
  • 300g green lentils
  • 1 1/2 litres of veg stock
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 4 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Start off by roughly chopping the onions, carrots, turnip and celery stalks and throwing them in a big pot with some olive oil. Let these veggies brown for about 5-10 minutes then add the chopped mushrooms and garlic till also slightly fried.

vegan winter warmer lentil, carrot, celery, turnip stew

vegan winter warmer lentil, carrot, celery, turnip stew

Now add the veg stock, lentils and herbs. Let it come to the boil, then stick a lid on it and turn down the heat. Let it simmer for about 40 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and that’s all you have to do. Done. Garnish with some fresh parsley if you fancy it.

vegan lentil, carrot, celery, turnip stew

vegan lentil, carrot, celery, turnip, stew

(For extra loveliness you can fry up some tomatoes and pop them on top. It’s a great combination.)

Enjoy!

VeggieBlackboard

About VeggieBlackboard

I am a twenty something architecture student from Scotland. I enjoy making easy, simple, cheap and healthy vegan recipes. All tried and tested by my foodie friends and myself.

2 Responses to Easy Vegan Winter Warmer Lentil Stew

  1. Stacy says:

    Sounds like a fabulous stew, I will need to try it! So many good stew recipes include meat, finding a good vegetarian or vegan one is difficult. I’ll be using a rutabagas instead of a turnip, since they’re cheap and plentiful in my region.

    • VeggieBlackboardVeggieBlackboard says:

      Hope you enjoyed making and eating it! Had to look up rutabagas and it does sound delicious. We call them turnips over here :) x

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