Hearty Lentil and Mushroom Stew
Embrace the warmth of fall with a hearty lentil and mushroom stew. It’s a comforting dish that combines wholesome lentils and earthy mushrooms to create a flavorful, nutritious stew that’s perfect for chilly evenings.
Start by selecting high-quality lentils from Ocean State Job Lot, whether you prefer green, brown, or red lentils. These protein-packed legumes form the hearty base of your stew. Pair them with an assortment of fresh mushrooms like cremini, shiitake, or portobello, adding a rich, umami depth to the dish.
Enhance the flavors with a medley of aromatic vegetables such as onions, carrots, and celery, sautéed to golden perfection. To create a savory broth, incorporate vegetable stock, diced tomatoes, and a blend of fragrant herbs and spices like thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves.
Let the stew simmer gently, allowing the ingredients to meld together into a comforting symphony of tastes. Before serving, garnish with fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice for a burst of freshness.