Baharat delivers well rounded Middle Eastern flavors and mild heat to this easy and delicious lentil stew. 


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Baharat
  • 3/4 tsp. Mediterranean Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 medium carrots, small dice
  • 1 green bell pepper, small dice
  • 2 cups green or brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or water)


In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for about 5 min. until soft. Stir in garlic, Baharat, thyme, and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 more min. Stir in carrots, bell pepper, and lentils. Cook for 1 more min. before adding tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook at a low simmer for 45 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed and lentils are tender. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with plain yogurt, fresh chopped parsley, and pita or flatbread.


6 servings

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