Classic Spanish Lentil Stew

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Servings 4 Calories 348 kcal

Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly minced
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce 115 grams
  • 1 cup uncooked brown lentils 210 grams
  • 2 small potatoes cut into small 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) pieces
  • 1 carrot thinly sliced
  • 5 cups vegetable broth 1150 ml
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large deep fry pan or a stock pot with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Add in 1/2 onion finely diced, 1/2 green & 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped and 4 cloves garlic roughly minced, mix with the olive oil;cook sofrito.

  1. Once all the vegetables are lightly sauteed, about 5 minutes, add in 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika, quickly mix together, then add in 1/2 cup tomato sauce, raise the heat to a medium-high and simmer.
  2. Measure out 1 cup of uncooked brown lentils, add them into a sieve and rinse under cold running water, removing any debris if found.
  3. After simmering the tomato sauce for 3 minutes and it has really thickend up, add in the rinsed lentils, 2 small potatoes that have been cut into small 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) pieces, 1 carrot that´s been thinly sliced and season with black pepper, mix together, then add in 5 cups vegetable broth and 1 bay leaf.
  4. Mix together and bring to a boil, then place a lid on the pan and lower the heat to a low heat; simmer for 30 to 35 minutes or until the lentils are fully cooked through, then remove the lid, season with sea salt and simmer for 1 to 2 more minutes.

Transfer the lentil stew into shallow bowls and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Classic Spanish Lentil Stew

Amount Per Serving Calories 348Calories from Fat 72 % Daily Value* Fat 8g12% Saturated Fat 1g6% Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 5g Sodium 182mg8% Potassium 1068mg31% Carbohydrates 55g18% Fiber 20g83% Sugar 7g8% Protein 17g34% Vitamin A 3470IU69% Vitamin C 55mg67% Calcium 59mg6% Iron 5mg28% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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