Chef Camper Backpacking Recipes for Outdoor Enthusiasts

🌱 Hearty Vegan Grain and Lentil Stew Recipe

Looking for a delicious and easy vegan stew recipe for your next camping trip? Try our Hearty Vegan Grain and Lentil Stew. Packed with protein and flavor, it's the perfect meal for outdoor adventures.

Hearty Vegan Grain and Lentil Stew

You will need:

  • dried lentils1 cup dried lentils
  • quinoa1 cup quinoa
  • chopped onion1 onion, chopped
  • minced garlic2 cloves garlic, minced
  • chopped carrot1 carrot, chopped
  • chopped bell pepper1 bell pepper, chopped
  • vegetable broth4 cups vegetable broth
  • cumin1 teaspoon cumin
  • paprika1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepperSalt and pepper to taste


  1. First, rinse 1 cup of dried lentils and 1 cup of quinoa under cold water to remove any dust or debris.
  2. Next, in a large pot, sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic until they're translucent and fragrant.
  3. Add the chopped carrot and bell pepper to the pot and stir for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  4. Then, add the rinsed lentils and quinoa to the pot and stir everything together.
  5. Pour in 4 cups of vegetable broth. The broth should cover the ingredients in the pot.
  6. Season the stew with 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well to combine all the flavors.
  7. Finally, let the stew simmer on a low heat until the lentils and quinoa are cooked. This should take about 20-30 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and add more broth if needed.


This stew can be made ahead of time and dehydrated for easier packing. To rehydrate, add hot water and let sit for 10-15 minutes.

Embarking on a camping trip doesn't mean you have to compromise on your dietary preferences or the quality of your meals. For vegan outdoor enthusiasts, we've got a delightful and nutritious Hearty Vegan Grain and Lentil Stew recipe that will keep you fueled for your adventures. This recipe isn't just a feast for your taste buds, but also a powerhouse of essential nutrients that your body needs while hiking, trekking, or simply enjoying the great outdoors.

Our Hearty Vegan Grain and Lentil Stew is packed with protein-rich lentils and quinoa, which are essential for muscle repair and energy replenishment. The addition of colorful vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, and onions not only adds to the visual appeal but also provides a wealth of vitamins and minerals. Seasoned with cumin, paprika, and a dash of salt and pepper, this stew is a perfect blend of health and flavor.

What sets this recipe apart is its practicality for campers. It can be made ahead of time and dehydrated for easier packing. When you're ready to eat, just add hot water and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Voila! Your hearty and delicious meal is ready to be devoured. This makes it a perfect choice for those seeking easy vegan crockpot recipes for busy days.

If you're new to vegan cooking, don't worry. We have some essential vegan cooking tips for beginners to help you master this recipe and many others. And if you're looking for more vegan meal inspiration, check out these hearty lentil vegan recipes or explore our vegan casserole recipes for wholesome and hearty dishes that the whole family will love.

Remember, camping and good food can go hand in hand. With a bit of preparation and the right recipes, you can enjoy delicious and nutritious meals, even in the great outdoors. So, pack your bags, gather your cooking gear, and get ready for your next culinary adventure with Chef Camper!