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Chickpea and Butternut Squash Stew with Cilantro Lime Gremolata

A cozy and delicious stew for any time of year. Be sure not to skip the cilantro-lime gremolata, which puts the flavor through the roof!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Soups
Cuisine: Farm to Table
Servings: 6
Calories: 144kcal


  • 1 white onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons refined coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teapoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cups vegetable broth, chicken broth, or water
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 3/4 cup red lentils
  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste (optional)
  • Cilantro-Lime Gremolata, for garnish (recipe below)


  • Dice onion and red bell pepper. Mince garlic and ginger. Peel butternut squash and cut into chunks.
  • In a medium soup pot, over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion and red bell pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, or until starting to soften. Add minced garlic and ginger, spices, and salt. Cook for 5 minutes, until starting to stick slightly.
  • Add broth or water, chopped butternut squash, and red lentils. Bring to a boil, stirring to combine. Lower heat to a simmer, covered, and until squash and lentils are soft, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add chickpeas and tomato paste, if using. Cook for 15 minutes more. Serve immediately!


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 21.2% | Vitamin C: 34.1% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 10.9%