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.

garam masala

Crock Pot Tunisian Lentil Stew #healthy #glutenfree #vegetarian

Crock Pot Tunisian Lentil Stew

4.72 from 7 votes
A warmly-spiced vegan lentil stew that is so comforting and easy to prepare!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 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
Author: Julia
Course: Soups, Stews, & Chilies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot lentil soup, crock pot recipes, lentil stew
Did You Make This Recipe?I want to see it! Tag @the.roasted.root on social media!



Julia Mueller
Meet the Author

Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

Read More

Need Help With Dinner?

View More Dinner Ideas
4.72 from 7 votes (7 ratings without comment)

Join The Discussion

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Questions and Reviews

  1. Rats! I hate failed food! At least it was a great intro to the reliability of your lentil stew though? Positive side? That looks super tasty!!

    1. You and me both. Thankfully this batch of cookies didn’t go to waste…I did end up eating some of them in spite of how crumbly they were…and the rest will likely be consumed on top of bowls of ice cream 🙂

  2. Oh honey, if you only knew the disasters my kitchen sees on a weekly basis. Creating your own baking recipes is messy work. I, too, think lentils are the saviors 🙂

    1. Aww! All your recipes always look so perfect, it’s hard to imagine a single cookie crumbles in your kitchen! Thanks for the support! Now if I could only figure out what to do with the rest of the cookie dough…. Have a great weekend!!

  3. Love lentil soups, this flavor packed bowl looks like it could brighten just about any day 🙂 I like your “until next time” philosophy…you’ll rock those cookies soon enough I’m sure.

  4. I think this will be dinner the next time my wife and I are home alone for Friday night. It doesn’t happen often, but we might just have to make it so.

  5. Made this for meatless Monday, absolutely love it. The spice blend adds lots of flavor (without lots of calories!) and it was just so easy to throw together. I was hesitant about the yogurt and raisins but they really add another dimension to this stew. Marked it as a favorite!

    1. So glad to hear you made it Lauren! I’m glad you tried it with the yogurt and raisins – I can completely see the hesitation but I love adding yogurt now to any type of ethnic food…the flavor and texture differences go so well with the spices – it’s like magic! Thanks so much for the feedback!

  6. 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!

  7. Greetings I am so excited I found your web site, I really found you by mistake, while
    I was searching on Yahoo for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say kudos for
    a tremendous post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the minute but I
    have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a
    great deal more, Please do keep up the great jo.

  8. 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 🙂

    1. 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