Monday, September 30, 2013

Quick and Easy Cyprus Style Lentil Stew

We're in the season of stews and soups now, and this Cyprus Style Lentil Stew will really hit the spot!  With potatoes, lentils, and rice, you get a really filling dish that is packed with flavor.  It is perfect for those chilly fall days when you want something easy and hearty to hit the spot.  


  • 1/2 lb lentils
  • 2-3 medium potatoes, chopped on squares
  • 3.5 oz white rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 oz can black olives
  • juice from half a lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil

  1. Fill large pot with water and add lentils, rice and potatoes. Bring to a boil and boil for about 20 min.
  2. Fry the onion for a couple of minutes and add  to pot with the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Boil for another 20-30 min.
  4. Serve with black olives and add more lemon juice if desired.
PS: Adjust the water amounts depending how thick you want it.


  1. This looks so yummy! Perfect for a chilly fall day....

    hugs x,

    Crystelle Boutique

  2. TaMara_ImplausiblyBeautifulOctober 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    I still haven't tried lentils, but the addition of olives intrigues me. I might have to give this a try!

  3. Wow!!! You are not going to believe how much I love lentils and rice! It's the best combination ever!!!Reminds me of home! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Fluster Buster Party! Lizy, your party co host

  4. Your Lentil Stew looks delicious, we will really enjoy it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, and have a great weekend.
    Miz Helen

  5. Linda Whitehead MooreOctober 12, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa


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