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Aromatic Lentil and Pumpkin Stew

Lentil and Pumpkin Stew
Lentil and Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin is one of the most comforting vegetables, and combined with aromatic spices makes this dish heartwarming and totally delicious! This Lentil and Pumpkin Stew is a perfect plant-based weeknight dinner to satisfy the family and spark some joy!


🍽 Serves 2 🕘 1 hour Difficulty: Beginner



  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium onion

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 2 Tbsp of grated ginger

  • ½ Tbsp of turmeric

  • ½ Tbsp of cumin

  • ½ Tbsp of sweet paprika

  • ½ tsp of cinnamon

  • ½ tsp of coriander powder

  • 3 cups of chopped pumpkin

  • 2 medium carrots

  • 1 ½ cups of brown lentils

  • 1 can of diced tomatoes

  • 3 ½ cups of vegetable stock

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 1 tsp of pepper

  • Chopped fresh parsley to serve.



  1. Prepare the ingredients. Chop the pumpkin, carrots, onion and dice the garlic.

  2. In a large pot heat extra-virgin olive oil to medium. Add onion, garlic, and ginger. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until fragrant and soft.

  3. Add all the spices and mix well. Sauté for 2-3 more minutes.

  4. Incorporate pumpkin, and carrots.

  5. Add brown lentils, diced tomatoes, vegetable stock, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well and bring to a boil.

  6. Place the lid on and simmer on medium heat for 40-45 minutes or until the lentils are tender, stir occasionally.

  7. Remove from the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.

  8. Serve topped with fresh parsley and accompanied by sourdough bread with vegan butter.

  9. Enjoy!



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