Vegetable stew for couscous

    1 hour 20 min

    This is one of our family staples. It's very quick to prepare. Once all the ingredients are in the pot, all you do is wait for it to be cooked. Serve it over a mound of couscous. This dish is quite flexible so feel free to play around with the vegetable combination. Try this with fennel, turnip, mushrooms, etc.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
    • 1 leek, cut into thick wedges
    • 6 carrots, cut into thick wedges
    • 4 potatoes, halved
    • 1 pumpkin - peeled, seeded and cut into thick wedges
    • 2 courgettes, cut into thick wedges
    • 1 Jerusalem artichoke, sliced (optional)
    • 1L water
    • 10 saffron threads
    • 100g red lentils
    • 120g cooked chickpeas
    • 55g frozen broad beans
    • 75g frozen peas
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and red pepper in the hot oil until slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the leek, carrots, potatoes, pumpkin, courgette and Jerusalem artichoke to the pot; cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
    2. Stir the water, saffron and lentils into the vegetable mixture; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium low; cover and allow the mixture to simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
    3. Add the chickpeas, broad beans and peas to the stew. Season with the salt and pepper. Cover again and continue cooking until the lentils are mushy, about 15 minutes.

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    It was good. I personally don't like peppers. But it has nice flavor!  -  08 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A tad bland. I added a peanut sauce at the end. 1/3 cup peanut butter dissolved in 1/3 cup boiling water with some chopped garlic and chopped ginger added for extra flavor. One can further dilute the peanut butter mixture if desired. Mmmmm was the result IMHO!  -  24 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful! Add some hot chili peppers. Thank you for the recipe.  -  08 Sep 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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