Squash, Chickpea, & Red Lentil Slow Cooker Stew Recipe

Looking for an easy Squash, Chickpea, & Red Lentil Slow Cooker Stew recipe? Learn how to make Squash, Chickpea, & Red Lentil Slow Cooker Stew using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by d_g_browngirl

Makes 8 servings



From Eating Well Some suggest increasing spices and roasting onion, squash, and carrots prior to putting in slow cooker

Recipe Ingredients for Squash, Chickpea, & Red Lentil Slow Cooker Stew

3/4 cup dried chickpeas
2 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup red lentils
4 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon (minced and peeled) fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon saffron (see Note)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped and packed

Recipe Directions for Squash, Chickpea, & Red Lentil Slow Cooker Stew

  1. Soak chickpeas in enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches for 6 hours or overnight. (Alternatively, use the quick-soak method: Place beans in a large pot with enough water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.) Drain when ready to use.

  2. Combine the soaked chickpeas, squash, carrots, onion, lentils, broth, tomato paste, ginger, cumin, salt, saffron and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker.

  3. Put on the lid and cook on low until the chickpeas are tender and the lentils have begun to break down, 5 to 6 1/2 hours.

  4. Stir in lime juice. Serve sprinkled with peanuts and cilantro.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 364.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
312
Calories from Fat
62
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.9g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
704mg
29%
Potassium
1214mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates
49.9g
17%
Dietary Fiber
15.4g
62%
Sugars
8.6g
Protein
16.7g
Vitamin A 364% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 13% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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