Lentil Stew With a Mediterranean Twist

60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
14 ingredients
4-5 servings
This was a recipe I first started playing around with over 10 years ago - it is based on a recipe from the original Essense of Emeril TV show - circa 1995. I like it best with Chicken stock, but using mushroom broth to make it completely vegetarian doesn't lessen the recipe much. All my friends and family say they have never tasted anything else quite like it. A tiny bit of feta crumbled on top when serving (reduced fat feta works fine too if you like to lighten things up) should not be omited, really! The tanginess of the feta perfectly compliments the lemon & mint undertones in the stew. One big pot is all that is needed. The time consuming part is all up front in the chopping.

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Serving Size (111.47 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 89.45 Calories from Fat 69.93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.77g 47.82%
Saturated Fat 1.08g 21.63%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 67.64mg 11.27%
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 88.49mg% Iron 2.38mg%
*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, red potatoes, chopped mint, chopped fresh parsley, crumbled feta cheese, salt and pepper