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Crock Pot Tunisian Lentil Stew

An easy, comforting plant-based meal made conveniently in your crock pot.

Crock Pot Tunisian Lentil Stew #healthy #glutenfree #vegetarian

A crock pot and a bag of lentils always leads to victory.  

This crock pot Tunisian Lentil Stew requires minimal effort, results in delicious flavor and texture, and leaves you with a full, happy belly.

Leftovers aplenty = victory! This lentil stew recipe has warm, cozy seasoning, an exotic flair, and feeds quite a few people.

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Crock Pot Tunisian Lentil Stew #healthy #glutenfree #vegetarian
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Crock Pot Tunisian Lentil Stew

A warmly-spiced vegan lentil stew that is so comforting and easy to prepare!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 10 minutes
Course: Soups, Stews, & Chilies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Julia


  • 2 cups dry green lentils
  • 7 cups vegetable or chicken broth low sodium recommended
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 2 cups sweet potato or Yukon potato chopped into ½” cubes
  • Golden raisins and plain yogurt for serving


  • Rinse the lentils well.
  • Add all ingredients to the crock pot, stir and cook on low for 6 hours. If the lentils are still under cooked after 6 hours, increase the heat to high and cook until liquid is thick.
  • Blend ¼ to ½ of the lentils (leaving the potatoes whole) in a blender until smooth and add the blended lentils back to the crock pot and stir. Serve with plain yogurt, raisins and cilantro.


Serving: 1of 6 | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 13g | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 6g



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Dawn Smith

Saturday 17th of November 2018

making this today! question... does it freeze well?


Saturday 17th of November 2018

Hi Dawn!

I'm so happy to hear it! I find lentil stews freeze very well! I've done it with this recipe in the past and it reheats very well. I usually end up adding some broth for the reheating. Hope you enjoy! xo

Miranda Kenny

Thursday 1st of March 2018

Hi! I'm wondering the serving size for this. trying to cook for a lot of people and I want to be sure I make enough :)


Friday 2nd of March 2018

Hi Miranda,

It feeds 4 to 6 comfortably :) Hope you enjoy!

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Thursday 31st of January 2013

I tried this last weekend and it was perfect. I'm making it for a soup fest this coming weekend to be had by all!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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