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Lemony Lentils

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Prep Time:  5 mins

Cooking Time: 30 mins (if using canned cooked lentils, 15 mins)

Servings: 4-5

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lentils – brown (mung) or orange (masoor)
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 clove garlic (or 1 tsp pre-chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small carrots or 1 small sweet potato (we prefer carrots!)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1-2 Lemons
  • (optional) chopped cilantro

Options to serve with:

  • 100% corn tortillas
  • whole wheat chapattis
  • roti
  • whole grain pita
  • brown rice

 

Instructions:

  1. Dice the onion and carrots (or cut into small chunks if it’s a sweet potato) & sauté in olive oil until soft.
  2. Mince the garlic & add with Cumin and Coriander, sauté for 1 – 2 min
  3. Add dry lentils and mix thoroughly
  4. Add enough water to cover the lentils by two inches & bring to a boil
  5. Reduce heat to low & simmer until soft (usually about 30 min for split lentils)
  6. Squeeze fresh lemon into individual portions
  7. Optional: serve with a dash of chopped cilantro to add flavour, colour and texture!

 

Nutrition Notes:  Protein & iron rich, great for healthy fats and energy!

 

Approximate Nutrition:

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 4.7g
  • Protein: 6.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.1g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Iron: 2mg
Project Details

Date: March 10, 2017


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