Carrots and Lentils in Olive Oil Recipe

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Submitted by yodacat

Makes 5 servings



Taken from NYT - recipes for health.

Recipe Ingredients for Carrots and Lentils in Olive Oil

225 g lentils, dry
1/4 cup olive oil
1 onion
4 garlic cloves
6 medium carrots

Recipe Directions for Carrots and Lentils in Olive Oil

  1. Combine the lentils with 3 cups of water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil Reduce heat, cover, simmer for about 15 minutes. Set a strainer over a bowl and drain.

  2. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet and cook over medium heat. Add onion and ground corriander seeds. Cook, stirring, until onion is tender (about 5 minutes). Add garlic, carrots and salt to taste. Cook, stirring, from 2 - 3 minutes until the carrots begin to soften. Stir in 1 tbsp of tomato paste that has been dissolved into 1 cup of water. Add 1 tsp of sugar and the lentils. Add 1 1/2 cups of the cooking water from the lentils (enough to cover the lentils). Add about 1/4 cup of chopped mint.

  3. Bring to a simmer for 15 - 20 minutes, uncovered or until the lentils are tender and much of the liquid has evaporated. Taste and adjust the salt.

  4. Remove from heat. Spring on the another 1/4 cup of mint. Serve hot or cold.

  5. Pairs well with cooked grains - Bulgur or Quinoa.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 153.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
297
Calories from Fat
103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.5g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
706mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
36.9g
12%
Dietary Fiber
16.2g
65%
Sugars
5.3g
Protein
12.7g
Vitamin A 245% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 6% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
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