Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

A slightly spicy and hearty stew


  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • ½ large green bell pepper
  • 1 sweet potato diced
  • Approximately 1 qt of water
  • 1 cup black or green lentils
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp of red curry paste
  • 1-2 tbsp of olive oil



  • Heat oil in large soup pot add carrots, shallot and green pepper. Sauté until shallots are translucent
  • Add sweet potatoes, sauté  for 2 more minutes
  • Add water
  • Add lentils and tomatoes, stir and bring to a rolling boil
  • Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are cooked through and lentils are tender

Serves 4Time: 30 minutes

Photo Credit: Matthew Oliver

1 comment to Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

  • Kellie Orto

    Lentils are also commonly used in Ethiopia in a stew-like dish called kik, or kik wot, one of the dishes people eat with Ethiopia’s national food, injera flat bread. Yellow lentils are used to make a nonspicy stew, which is one of the first solid foods Ethiopian women feed their babies.*..^;