Happy 2020! We’re kicking off the new year with a hearty, comforting stew that is perfect for meal prepping. Packed with fiber and protein -super satiating.

Hearty Mung Bean and Lentil Stew [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 1 cups of mung beans
  • 1 cup of green lentils
  • 6 cups of veggie broth
  • 2-3 cups of water (as needed)
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion – chopped
  • 1 can of full fat coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 cups of frozen spinach
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Preparation

  1. Into a larger Dutch oven, over medium heat, add your broth, mung beans and lentils. Cook uncovered for 40 minutes total. Every 10-12 minutes check and add water as needed. I added about 3 cups additionally. I wanted the soup to be more stew-like so closer to the end of cooking, I added less water.
  2. While that’s cooking, add a drizzle of olive oil to a sauté pan and heat oven medium flame. Once hot add your onion and cook 4-6 minutes. Once golden, add your garlic and cook 2 additional minutes. Once done, turn off and add to your soup mixture once its done cooking (40 minutes).
  3. After the 40 minutes, add your onions/garlic, coconut milk, paste and give that a good stir. Once the paste is blended well – add your frozen spinach and stir. I allowed that to cook for about 10 minutes. Taste and add salt/pepper. Serve immediately and leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. Freezing is also an option.
  4. Serve over brown rice with crusty bread accompaniment. It is the perfect hearty meal.
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