Mediterranean Turkey and Lentil Stew

Mediterranean Turkey and Lentil Stew
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What Started it all:
Turkey, Turnip, lentils, crockpot

This hearty and healthy Mediterranean Turkey and Lentil Stew is perfect for a family meal. It's packed with flavor and nutrition, featuring lean turkey, turnips, and lentils, all slow-cooked to perfection in a crockpot. Let's get cooking and enjoy this wholesome dish together!


  • 1 lb (450g) turkey breast, diced
  • 2 medium turnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


  1. Dice the turkey breast into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Peel and chop the turnips.
  3. Rinse and drain the lentils.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  7. Add the diced turkey to the skillet and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.
  8. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, and ground coriander.
  9. Transfer the turkey and sautéed aromatics to the crockpot.
  10. Add the chopped turnips, rinsed lentils, diced tomatoes (with their juices), and chicken broth.
  11. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  12. Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the lentils and turnips are tender and the flavors have melded together.
  13. Ladle the stew into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.
  14. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for a burst of freshness.

This Mediterranean Turkey and Lentil Stew is a delightful, nutritious meal that's perfect for any day of the week. It's easy to prepare, especially with the help of a crockpot, and is sure to bring your family together over a delicious, healthy dinner. Enjoy!

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