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Lentil-Edamame Stew

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Fava beans are traditional in this stew, which we updated with edamame. You can also substitute green peas for the edamame, if you like. Scoop up the thick stew with Teff Injera Bread or pita. Halve the portion if you'd like to serve this as a hearty side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups minced red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground cloves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 320
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • monofat 5.2 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 18.6 g
  • carbohydrate 48.4 g
  • fiber 10.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 5.7 mg
  • sodium 432 mg
  • calcium 59 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place lentils in a large saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above lentils. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well, and set aside.

  2. Place edamame in a small saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above edamame. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until edamame are tender. Remove from heat; drain well.

  3. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and tomatoes to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until onion is translucent, stirring often. Stir in lentils, edamame, juice, and remaining ingredients. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring often.

Cook's Notes

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