Crock Pot Vegetable Lentil Stew

crock pot vegetable lentil stewMakes: 8 servings

This lentil stew is full of wholesome vegetables, protein, and fiber. Although it can cook for several hours in the crockpot, the “hands on” preparation time is low.


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 bay leaves

1 large onion, sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup carrot, chopped

2 cups kale, chopped

2 cups chard, chopped

2 cups dried lentils

8 cups vegetable broth (or stock)

1 can chopped tomatoes (16 ounces)


  1. Sauté onion and garlic with olive oil.
  2. Combine sauté mix with the rest of the ingredients in a crock pot.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  4. Spoon stew into bowls to serve and top with a dollop of fat-free or low-fat plain yogurt (optional).

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