Warming Lentil Stew

Prep Time: 10  Cooking Time: 30  Yields: 4


1 medium onion, chopped 2 parsnips or carrots, chopped 1 tablespoon sesame or olive oil
1 cup red lentils, washed
5 cups water
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
Chopped parsley or scallion for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a pot and sauté onion and parsnip for 10 minutes.
  2. Add washed lentils and water and bring to a boil.
  3. Skim off the foam. Lower the heat, add cumin and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the lemon juice and salt. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve in individual bowls and garnish with parsley or scallion