French Green Lentil Stew

French Green Lentil Stew (Serves 4)

  • 2 cups French Green Lentils
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 celery, diced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 1 bunch kale, torn in small pieces away from stem
  • 4 in. daikon radish, cubed
  • 3-4 Zucchini, sliced
  • 3 in. piece of ginger, peel and mince
  • 4 in. piece of kombu
  • 6 cups filtered water or homemade vegetable Stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon Sumac (Optional to give salty taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Bring lentils, onion, celery, stock or filtered water and kombu to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.

Add carrots, daikon, and simmer another 15 minutes. Add zucchini and kale, and simmer another 15 minutes. Cook until lentils are soft.

Remove the Kombu and cut in tiny pieces. Return it to the stew.

Season with: rosemary, Sumac and ground black pepper. Serve and enjoy.

Optional: Add one cup of cooked whole grain, like brown rice or quinoa for a more hearty stew.