Lentil, Quinoa, and Chickpea Stew

Being a college student, I am constantly on-the-go, running from the gym to class to my internship, meals in tote in recycled take-out containers or in plastic bags. I basically always have two things on my person, my camelbak water bottle, and my lunch box. Oh and we can’t forget about the fact that, because I am a college student buying my own groceries, the budget is quite tight. Meals need to be relatively cheap and quick, which I have been much better at this semester! *Patting myself on the back*

This delicious stew is a perfect meal that can honestly be eaten cold or warm, although I do suggest warm. It is filling, protein packed, and nutrient dense! It is also super budget friendly and saves tons of time.

 

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Lentil, Quinoa, & Chickpea Stew


Course Main Course, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic chopped
  • 3 large stalks celery
  • 3 carrots peeled
  • 1 carton 365 organics low sodium vegetable stock
  • 2 cups of filtered water
  • 3/4 cup desired lentils
  • 3/4 cup rinsed quinoa
  • 1 can rinsed low sodium chickpeas
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin (any spices would be great here, mix & match!)
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 handful chopped celery leaves

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil, onion, carrot, celery, and garlic to large pot or dutch oven over medium heat, stirring so the onions become translucent and the garlic does not burn.
  2. When carrot is slightly softened and onions are becoming clear, add in carton of vegetable stock, 2 cups of filtered water, lentils, rinsed quinoa, and allow to come to a rolling boil- not a rapid boil! It is now when you can add in desired spices and rinsed chickpeas.
  3. When lentils are softened and you see the white tails on the quinoa, stir in the celery leaves, cover, and turn off heat. Once cooled to a desired temperature, enjoy!
  4. This stew is absolutely delish with a dollop of hummus, some avocado, or even a soft boiled egg.

  

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Give the recipe a try and if you do, be sure to let me know via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!

Much love,

Samantha

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