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Pumpkin-Lentil Stew

The Instant Pot gets this hearty vegan stew on the table in under 30 minutes.

Serves 4
Ready in 25 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
582 calories per serving


> 1 (1 inch) chunk fresh ginger, peeled
> 3 cloves garlic
> 2 tbsp olive oil
> 1 cup chopped onion
> 2 tsp curry powder
> 1 cup water
> 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
> 1 lb red lentils, picked over
> 4 cups packed chopped fresh kale
> 1 (13.5 oz) can light coconut milk
> 1 (15 oz) can pure pumpkin


Peel and finely mince the ginger. Finely chop the garlic.
In an Instant Pot or multi-cooker set to the sauté function, heat the oil on medium. Add the onion. Season with salt. Cook until onions begin to soften, 6–8 min. Add ginger, garlic, and curry powder. Cook 1 min., stirring constantly.
To Instant Pot, deglaze with the water, stirring and scraping up any browned bits. Stir in the vegetable broth, lentils, kale, and coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper. Add the pumpkin (do not stir).
Seal and bring to high pressure. Cook 8 min. Let quick release. Stir stew to combine, adding ¼–½ cup water for desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


For a pop of flavor, top with fresh cilantro.

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