Light and easily digested, yet satisfying and nutritious, this easy crockpot quinoa stew or vegetarian soup recipe is the perfect one pot meal.
What really makes this quinoa stew special are the flexible vegetable options, and a generous hand with the seasonings! We love it with cauliflower and kale.
Prep Time: 20 min. Cook Time: 5 - 6 hr
Nutrition Data Per Serving, 116 g: 143 cal, 23 g carb, 3g fat, 191 mg sodium, 5g fiber, 8g protein, low Saturated Fat, Cholesterol; good source Vit B6, Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Vit A, Vit C, Vit K, Manganese. Estimated glycemic load 11
Be sure to use the tiny red lentils, called Masoor Dhal in Indian cooking, rather than the larger red split peas which take much longer to cook.
To speed up cooking, preheat the crockpot on high, bring everything to a boil in another pot, add to the crockpot and cook on high for 2 - 3 hours.
If you need to be away longer, a digital timer is handy & inexpensive. Then your crockpot recipes can be ready to eat when you are.
It was a delicious hit! - Eden W.
My boyfriend and I LOVE this recipe!! Hearty, delicious, and EVEN BETTER the next day! Adding the kale is what makes this recipe for me. I also add baked tofu that has been marinated in soy sauce to add a little surprise - Renee G.
YUMMY. Even passed out the recipe to a few inquiring coworkers. :) - Sheri L.
This was off-the-chart delicious. I've never used so many different spices in a single recipe, but WOW! Loved it; so did my husband and two little boys. Very filling, very healthy and very, very wonderfully tasty. By the way, used butternut squash. And topped my husband's and my servings with a smidge of Thai green curry for more heat - Julie K.
Hi Julie: I know our recipes tend to have long lists of seasonings, and people sometimes complain, but as you've noticed, it makes the difference between okay and WOW! Plus those seasonings are very nutritious! - Judith K.
We liked this recipe very much but found the taste a little sharp. I added coconut milk which softened the flavor. All in all, an excellent recipe. Thank you. - Gail S.
I just made the Crockpot Quinoa Red Lentil Stew tonight, and what a winner! Really amazed at how well the mix of spices and herbs flavored this stew. No need to salt or pepper!! All these flavors not only satisfied my tastebuds, but made my home smell fragrantly yummy! This is a comfort food keeper! I added chopped garlic to the mix and instead of cauliflower, used sweet potato. Nom, nom! - Stephanie D.
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