Pumpkin lentil stew

My favourite weeknight staple - easy to make lentil stew! This is my go-to recipe if I want to go to bed feeling really good without the guilt. By far the most comforting stew packed with nutrition!


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  • 1    Whole brown onion
  • 2    Cloves minced garlic
  • 1    Teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1    Butternut pumpkin
  • 1     Cup green lentils
  • 1/2 Cup yellow or red lentils
  • 1    Litre vegetable stock
  • 2   Teaspoons turmeric powder
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/2 Cup full-fat coconut milk


  1. Dice the onion & add to a soup pot with some olive oil
  2. Add the garlic & ginger 
  3. Add the pumpkin & then the ground tumeric
  4. Add the stock & cover for 10 minutes to bring to the boil 
  5. Add the lentils & let simmer for 20-25 minutes until lentils are cooked
  6. Check the stew and decide whether you like it thick or you prefer a more soupy texture [Add more stock or water if you prefer more of a soupy texture]
  7. Season with salt & pepper + optionally add the coconut milk
  8. Garnish with parsley or coriander or if you're feeling adventurous... some crumbled goats cheese or parmesan 

Humble Wholefoods x.