Carrots and Lentils in Olive Oil Recipe

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Submitted by zipkd81

Makes 5 servings



From NYTimes. Turkish recipe. Serve with rice, quinoa or bulgar wheat.

Recipe Ingredients for Carrots and Lentils in Olive oil

1 cup brown, green or black lentils, rinsed
3 cups water
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, halved lengthwise, then sliced thin across the grain
1 teaspoon coriander
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced thin (about 4 cups sliced)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Salt to taste
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint

Recipe Directions for Carrots and Lentils in Olive oil

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

  2. Heat the oil over medium heat in a heavy casserole or skillet. Add the onion and coriander. Cook, stirring, until the onion is tender, about five minutes. Add the garlic and carrots and salt to taste. Cook, stirring, for two to three minutes until the carrots begin to soften. Stir in the dissolved tomato paste, sugar and lentils. Add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of the cooking water from the lentils (enough to cover the lentils), salt to taste and half the mint. Bring to a simmer, and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes until the lentils are tender and much of the liquid has evaporated. Taste and adjust salt. Remove from the heat, sprinkle on the remaining mint and serve, or allow to cool and serve at room temperature with cooked whole grains, like bulgur or quinoa.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 365.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
309
Calories from Fat
105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.7g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
139mg
6%
Potassium
920mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
41.2g
14%
Dietary Fiber
16.7g
67%
Sugars
9.4g
Protein
12.0g
Vitamin A 463% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 10% Iron 26%
* 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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