Slow Cooker Lentil & Quinoa Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 174.6
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 92.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g

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Number of Servings: 7


    2 cups brown lentils
    1/2 cup quinoa
    7-1/2 cups water
    1-2 medium potatoes, diced
    1/2 small sweet potato, diced
    2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1 teas wheat-free tamari (or soy sauce if you arenít on a wheat-free diet)
    2 tablespoons miso
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
    mixed herbs (any of: oregano, thyme, tarragon, marjoram, sage, cumin)


1. Rinse and drain lentils, being sure to pick through them to make sure there are no stones. Rinse and drain quinoa. Add to slow cooker.
2. Dice potatoes and sweet potato, and chop garlic. Add to slow cooker along with herbs (dried or fresh and finely chopped), tomato paste and 6 cups of the water.
3. Cook on high for 3-1/2 to 4 hours. When the stew thickens and cooks down after about 2.5 hours add 1 additional cup water. Usually the lentils and quinoa will cook before the potatoes do, and potato cooking time will vary depending on how big the pieces are. Once everything is cooked, turn off the heat, add tamari and let set a further half hour.
4. Mix the miso and remaining 1/2 cup of water, then add to the stew and mix well.

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CCULLIGAN.

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have tamari or miso, and I'm guessing that might have made the difference between good and great. It was an easy way to combine two of my favourite things, though - lentils and quinoa! - 9/6/10

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  • Looks really good - 3/9/18

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  • I wasn't too impressed either, found it kind of bland... but then I froze some for lunches and it tasted better... I think the only way I really eat lentils is in a Sweet and Sour recipe and I think I was expecting that taste! - 1/6/11

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  • Bad
    Apparently I don't really "get" this recipe. I made it just as written but thought it was awful. I won't make it again. - 11/21/10

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  • I am so enjoying this! I make a massive pot full and freeze it in small packages for lunches. Yum yum eatemup! - 11/18/10

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