Vegan Lentil Stew

Vegan Lentil Stew

Feeling for a hearty bowl of Vegan Lentil Stew? Well, this recipe is not only hearty and comforting, but it's also full of delicious flavors.

Vegan Lentil Stew

Now that schools are opened, I'm already thinking about fall and comfort dishes. I had a whirlwind summer, spending lots of time outdoors and now I'm ready for the cool fall, where the days are short and cozy meals are simmering on the stove.

When I think of stews, I think of my very popular Chickpea Stew and my delicious Jamaican Stew Peas recipes.

I was so privileged to have my brother and his family from London visiting us last week.  We did so many fun and memorable things together. The only sad thing is that my brother literally arrived the day after we dropped our daughter Devannah off at the university.

We had to drive 8 hours overnight after arriving the day before and helping our daughter get settled in her room. We arrived home at 7 a.m the following day, dropped the rental car off, picked up a van and headed to the airport another 2 hours away to pick my brother and his family up.

We got to visit Orlando and St. Augustine, and we ate in lots of lovely restaurants. During their entire stay, I only cooked twice. I had fairly decent meals at restaurants that had vegan options, but for restaurants without, I ended up eating plain baked potatoes and vegetables.

Vegan Lentil Stew

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My  Vegan Lentil Stew is very easy to make using everyday ingredients that are in most kitchens. You can use vegetable broth or water as the liquid, I have made it with both and the recipe tastes delicious. You can use either green or brown lentils.

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2 kcal / 8 kJ
5 g
1 g
4 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

15 min
45 min
Ready in:
1 h
6 servings



  1. Heat oil or water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute
  2. stir in celery, Italian seasoning, paprika, cumin and thyme and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add lentils, tomatoes, tomato paste, carrots and potatoes, bay leaf and vegetable broth.
  4. Bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer for about 40 minutes or until stew has reached the desired texture.
  5. Remove bay leaf, season with salt and pepper and serve


Vegan Lentil Stew

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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    March 26, 2019

    Absolutely delicious! Thank you so much

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 26, 2019

      Ashleigh, I’m happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for your feedback.

  2. Michael
    March 9, 2019

    This is an absolutely fantastic recipe and turned out better than I could have hoped. One of the most delicious vegetarian dishes I have ever made! I added some extra chilli powder though for a kick, plus some creole spice to add some more spice plus that hint of smokiness. Highly recommended. This recipe will certainly become of my go to’s! Thanks again.

  3. Talitha
    January 18, 2019

    What other kinds of vegetables would work with this.. broccoli, cauliflower, spinach?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 18, 2019

      Actually all of them but add the spinach and broccoli at the last 5 minutes.

  4. Jenny
    March 21, 2018

    This is delicious! And it’s not that hard to make! I made it with red lentils, and they worked fine. I also used half a container of pre-cut butternut squash instead of a potato (to save me some chopping time), and it gave it a nice flavor. The only thing is that the combination of the red lentils and the butternut squash I used turned it even more orange. Keeping to a vegan diet is easier when I can find recipes I’m capable of making that turn out great, so thank you! I will be making this again!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 21, 2018

      This is awesome Jenny, I’m so happy you enjoyed it and I love your variation of butternut squash and the red lentils. Thank you for your feedback.

  5. philly
    January 7, 2018

    would red lentils work

  6. Christie
    December 19, 2017

    Looks Great. I don’t see a “print” button, however. Its nice to be able to print. I’ll be trying this to serve over baked potatoes. Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 19, 2017

      Christie, thank you. I will have one up for the New Year.