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Spiced Lentils Recipe

Looking for an easy Spiced Lentils recipe? Learn how to make Spiced Lentils using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by goodkittie

Makes 8 servings



Serve this dish with pita bread wedges. Make sure not to overcook the lentils, or they will split and their texture will suffer. Substitute red or yellow lentils, if you prefer.

Recipe Ingredients for Spiced Lentils

1 cup green lentils
1 small onion, peeled
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped tomato
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 lemon wedges

Recipe Directions for Spiced Lentils

  1. Place lentils in a large saucepan, and cover with water to 2 inches above lentils. Stud whole onion with cloves. Add studded onion, bay leaves, and rind to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until lentils are just tender. Drain well. Discard onion, bay leaves, and rind.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chopped red onion; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato and the next 6 ingredients (through garlic); cook 2 minutes. Stir in lentils, cilantro, and parsley; cook 2 minutes. Stir in juice, salt, and black pepper. Serve warm with lemon wedges.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 78.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
118
Calories from Fat
19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.1g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
344mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
18.7g
6%
Dietary Fiber
8.3g
33%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
6.8g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 3% Iron 13%
* 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
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin C
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