Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew

Is there really anything better than a big pot of stew simmering away on the stovetop ready and waiting for when you come back? It’s definitely a British January here; it’s cold, it’s frosty, it’s raining. Basically that means I’m staying out inside, in the warm and I’m definitely wanting something warm and comforting to eat today and also easy to make as I’m in a somewhat lazy kinda mood.

This stew could not be any easier to put together and it makes a tonne of leftovers (score!). There is only 3 steps to it as well.

This recipe is in my Plant-based and Planet-based Meal Prep on a Budget post because it is so cheap to make but delivers on flavours and nutrition. I like this recipe because it has all the flavours and ingredients used a traditional stew and doesn’t feel like you’ve cut any corners or costs to get the finished result!

So, ingredients first, get your shopping list ready:

1 tbsp oil for sautéing

1 onion diced

2 cloves minced garlic

2 cups washed green lentils

1 large sweet potato diced

6 cups broth

2 bay leaves

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp cumin

Salt + pepper as you like

Optional: parsley garnish – who you trying to impress?


  1. Sauté onion for 3 mins and then add garlic, fry until fragrant. Then add all of the ingredients and turn up the heat until bubbling 
  2. Once the pot is boiling, turn down to a medium simmer and leave uncovered. Cook until the lentils are cooked through but not falling apart (approx 30 mins)
  3. Serve with a smile and the optional parsley

I had all of these ingredients already but with these ingredients, I’d say you get around 3 servings and the cost is approx 55per serving.

Peace to the planet and peace to your pockets.

Love always, The Humble Avocado x x

Published by thestayhumbleavocado

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to come and check out this blog. May you find peace and tranquillity and temporary escapism from the never-ending pressures of our modern day lives. The purpose of this blog is to share with you the art of sustainable living which is is both sustainable to the planet and sustainable to your pocket. I am on this journey with you and I want to share with you the new ideas and perspectives taken on board. I welcome your feedback and would love to hear your opinions, ideas and thoughts on the content added, as well as what you would like to read more of. Peace to the planet and peace to your pocket! Love always, The Humble Avocado x x

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