Emeril's Lentil Stew

50 mins (prep 15, cooking 35)
15 ingredients
4-6 servings
This is my absolute FAVORITE lentil soup/stew. It is very thick, you may want to have extra chicken broth on hand to add to suit the soup to your liking. This stew has alot of flavor depth. It's not your average lentil soup (bland). The feta cheese and lemon zest take lentil stew to a whole other level. You'll love this stew!!! (Even people who don't LOVE lentils enjoy this stew!) Note: This recipe includes fresh mint, but I have never added it. Someday I may give it a try, but mint is expensive, and I think this recipe is perfect without it. Another tip: This recipe calls for spinach, which I have used and is very delicious....but, I find that using kale instead of spinach, makes the stew even heartier; and kale holds up better if you plan on freezing or eating the stew as a leftover. Can also be made with arugula. This recipe is very forgiving with substitutions. But, don't omit the lemon zest and feta cheese!

Categories:  <-60-mins , stew , low-sat.-fat , low-in... , one-dish-meal , low-sodium , time-to-make , lentil , low-fat , low-cholesterol , low-calorie , easy , main-dish , beans , healthy , healthy-2 ,
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Serving Size (115.23 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 122.13 Calories from Fat 103.23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.47g 70.57%
Saturated Fat 1.59g 31.85%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 67.71mg 11.29%
Total Carbohydrate 4.53g 6.05%
Dietary Fiber 2.18 g 34.85%
Sugars 0.84 g %
Protein 2.52g 20.18%
Vitamin A 7977.29IU% Vitamin C 32.98mg%
Calcium 88.53mg% Iron 2.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chopped garlic, brown lentils, chopped tomato, red potatoes, salt and pepper, chopped fresh mint, chopped fresh parsley, crumbled feta cheese