Black Bean, Lentil, and Potato Stew

This recipe for black bean, lentil, and potato stew is a hearty vegetarian meal that falls into the moderate column of the FAILSAFE / RPAH Elimination diet. It can easily be adapted for those that are still in the elimination phase of the diet or for those who cannot tolerate moderates salicylates.

Every now and then I crave something besides chicken or beef but struggle to find vegetarian options on the FAILSAFE diet. It’s not that you can’t do it, I just kind of forget that you can. So it takes me a little more brain power to find (or create) things that would fit the bill.

This black bean, lentil, and potato stew came from one of those cravings for a hearty vegetarian meal mixed with a hankering for soup. Of course, there is always chicken and rice soup or egg pasta soup but those aren’t vegetarian. And we eat them often enough that they were also on the “not tonight” list.

It also is the result of a self-imposed FAILSAFE Food challenge. The theme for the week was beans and I was wanting to attempt new recipes and force myself out of my comfort zone. The good news is, it worked. The even better news is, this recipe is delicious and totally hit the spot when it came to a vegetarian, bean-based SOUP.

A few notes about this recipe:

  • The version I made would fall under the moderate column of the RPAH Elimination diet because I used carrots and russet potatoes. Not to worry if you cannot tolerate those or would prefer to stay in the low column. You could simply omit the carrots or use rutabaga (swede) or chayote (choko) instead. For the potatoes, swap out the russet for white potatoes.
  • If you want to thicken the broth a bit, you can add in arrowroot powder, corn starch, or a bit of flour into the mix. You could also puree a cup of the soup and add it back in for a more stew-like texture.
  • Green beans would also be nice in this one, but I seriously eat them daily so wanted to see if I could make something without them. Feel free to add them in if you want a little extra color in yours.

Black Bean, Lentil, and Potato Stew

Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 25 minutesTotal time: 35 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:413 kcal

Description

This recipe for black bean, lentil, and potato stew is a hearty vegetarian meal that falls into the moderate column of the FAILSAFE / RPAH Elimination diet. It can easily be adapted for those that are still in the elimination phase of the diet or for those who cannot tolerate moderates salicylates.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tbsp canola oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add in celery, leeks, and carrots (if you can tolerate) and sauté for about 3-5 minutes or until vegetables become bright and fragrant. 
  2. Add in garlic and sauté for another minute more. 
  3. Add in potatoes and continue to cook for another 3-5 minutes. 
  4. Add in broth, black beans, and lentils and bring to a boil. 
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and lentils are done cooking. Adjust salt to taste. 

Notes

  • The version I made would fall under the moderate column of the RPAH Elimination diet because I used carrots and russet potatoes. Not to worry if you cannot tolerate those or would prefer to stay in the low column. You could simply omit the carrots or use rutabaga (swede) or chayote (choko) instead. For the potatoes, swap out the russet for white potatoes.
  • If you want to thicken the broth a bit, you can add in 1-2 tbsp arrowroot powder, corn starch, or (gluten free) flour. You could also puree a cup of the soup and add it back in for a thicker texture.
  • Green beans would also be nice in this one, but I seriously eat them daily so wanted to see if I could make something without them. Feel free to add them in if you want a little extra color in yours.
Keywords:black bean, lentil, potato, stew, soup, dinner, main, rpah elimination diet, FAILSAFE

Emily @ My Failsafe Life

Diving feet first into a FAILSAFE diet after years of struggling with digestive issues and feeling like crap.

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