Submitted by: Courtney
Recipe by: adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals

2 cups diced yellow onions
2-3 large garlic cloves, pressed or minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 cup dry red lentils
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 16-ounce cans chopped tomatoes (fire-roasted if you want, canned)
1-1/2 cups quartered artichoke bottoms (15-ounce jar, drained)
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Water as needed
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Add onions to large sauce pan or soup pot and sauté on medium heat for about 5 minutes, until golden. Add the garlic, cumin, and coriander and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the lentils, bay leaf, lemon juice, tomatoes and tomato liquid, artichoke hearts, and crushed red pepper (if using) and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Add water if stew becomes too thick. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve alone or over rice or pasta.

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