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5 from 1 vote

Lentils Provencial

A classic French stew of mushrooms and lentils, perfect for a home cook.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: lentils, provencial, stew, vegan
Servings: 4


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Medium brown onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 cup french green lentils soaked overnight
  • 3 cups water
  • 250 g Swiss brown mushrooms quartered
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh tarragon
  • 5 basil leaves roughly torn
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 400g cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp capers


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once shimmering, add the onions and mushrooms then saute for 10 minutes or until softened and starting to brown.
  • Stir in the herbs and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Cover with wine, deglaze the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and allow to simmer for 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove lid and season with salt and pepper, serve immediately.