This recipe is a hearty lentil and sweet potato stew that can be served as a main dish or as a side dish. Super high in plant protein, very low glycemic carbs…this is a nutrition powerhouse of a dish.
I serve it with roasted zoodles… ’cause seriously why not?!
I love having this as my carb on non workout days. It is so low glycemic, it’s practically a low carb dish, yet sooo satisfying!
1/2 tbsp + 1 tsp oil divided separatley
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 ½ cups (10 ounces, about 1 medium) finely diced into little 1/8″ cubes sweet potato
3/4 tablespoon minced ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup green lentils
1.5 teaspoons ground coriander
1.5 teaspoons ground cumin
1.5 teaspoons turmeric
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 cup canned chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp salt
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 medium zucchinis spiralized to thin noodles, a.k.a. zoodles