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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 109.9
  • Total Fat: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 65.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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Lentils with Ginger, Golden Beets, and Herbs

Submitted by: KDKOSMO
Lentils with Ginger, Golden Beets, and Herbs

Introduction

From Whole Living.com - but I halved the recipe to make 3 servings instead of 6 servings. The original recipe can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/4tpuf9s

I also didn't use "Golden Beets" and used regular red beets, and it turned out delish! Be careful, the beets are very colorful and will stain clothing. So wear clothes that you don't care about when you're handling beets. I also used clean, food prep rubber gloves when handling them so I didn't have pink hands afterward.
From Whole Living.com - but I halved the recipe to make 3 servings instead of 6 servings. The original recipe can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/4tpuf9s

I also didn't use "Golden Beets" and used regular red beets, and it turned out delish! Be careful, the beets are very colorful and will stain clothing. So wear clothes that you don't care about when you're handling beets. I also used clean, food prep rubber gloves when handling them so I didn't have pink hands afterward.

Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    * 1/2 pound (about 3 medium) trimmed golden or red beets
    * 1/4 cup water
    * 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
    * 1/2 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    * 1/3 cup (3 ounces) dried lentils, such as French green or black beluga
    * 3 thin slices fresh ginger plus 1/2 teaspoon finely grated
    * 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
    * 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
    * 1 teaspoon honey
    * 3/4 teaspoons whole coriander seeds, toasted and ground, or 1/2 teaspoon ground
    * Freshly ground pepper, to taste
    * 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh mint, plus leaves for garnish
    * 1 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, plus leaves for garnish

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place beets, water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a baking dish. Cover with parchment, then foil, and bake until beets are tender when pierced with the tip of a small knife, 45 to 55 minutes. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Peel and quarter beets, and place in a small bowl. Toss with 1 teaspoon oil.

2. Combine lentils and sliced ginger in a medium saucepan, and cover with water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer gently. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain; discard ginger. Transfer to a large bowl, and stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt.

3. Combine remaining teaspoon salt and the grated ginger, onion, vinegar, and honey, and let stand for 15 minutes. Whisk in remaining tablespoon oil and the coriander. Pour over lentils, and toss to coat. Season with pepper. Stir in chopped mint and cilantro. Arrange beet wedges on top of lentils. Garnish with herbs, and serve immediately.


Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KDKOSMO.





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  • Really like the flavors but way too much salt. Don't think the lentils need a 1/2 tsp after draining and that would have made the difference :) - 8/17/11

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