Happy meal prep, Sunday! Besides the balmy weather lately (and it coming up again this weekend), it’s been a bit chilly some night to start off fall and October. I made this one pot dish of Rosemary Sweet Potato Red Lentils and it’s beyond easy to make — it’s another one of those dump and stir kind of recipes. It’s cozy and surprisingly sweet with the sweet potatoes and raisins, but in a good, savory, dish-me-up-more kind of way. Rosemary is perfect for the fall and colder months and using fresh herbs will make your kitchen smell heavenly.
Ingredients (serves 5 with 1½ c).
- 1 T light olive oil
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 1/2 zucchini, diced
- 1 t minced garlic, heaping
- 4 c vegetable stock
- 1 sweet potato, diced into bite-size cubes
- 1½ c red lentils, rinsed
- 2-4 T chopped fresh rosemary, or add to taste
- 1-2 c hot water as needed
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 t dried thyme
- 1/2 t red pepper flakes, more/less to taste
- 1 T lemon juice
- 4 c kale, spines removed and chopped
- 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1/3 c raisins
- Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot. Add onions, celery and zucchini and sauté until fragrant and tender — about 7-10 min. If veggies stick to the bottom, add tablespoons of broth as needed.
- Add broth, sweet potato, lentils and chopped rosemary. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally and added hot water (or extra broth) in 1/2 c increments as needed. Lentils should just be covered by liquid. Simmer about 25-30 min or until lentils and potatoes are soft and cooked.
- With about 5-7 min left, stir in thyme, red pepper flakes, salt and lemon juice. Adjust salt and red pepper to taste.
- Stir in chopped kale until just wilted, milk and raisins.
- Dish up 1½ c servings. Top with extra chopped rosemary and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan (omit to be fully vegan/dairy-free) and crusty bread (optional).
Inspired by Pinch of Yum‘s “One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils.”
Nutrition for 1½ c (1/5 of recipe).
312 calories • 4.1 g fat (14%) • 41.4 g carbs (63%) • 15.3 g protein (23%) • 7.3 g fiber • 9.8 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.