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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 211.8
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 602.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g
  • Protein: 13.0 g

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Spicy Sunday Night Lentils

Submitted by: UPSTAIRSMARJ

Introduction

Very quick and cheap -- I make a big pot of these lentils on Sunday night, split into four containers, and have healthy and fulfilling lunches for the week.

Could very easily be made vegetarian by substituting vegetable broth instead of the chicken stock.
Very quick and cheap -- I make a big pot of these lentils on Sunday night, split into four containers, and have healthy and fulfilling lunches for the week.

Could very easily be made vegetarian by substituting vegetable broth instead of the chicken stock.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
    2 1/2 cups light chicken broth

    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
    3 tablespoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon Cholula hot sauce

    2 cups fresh spinach
    8 oz sliced mushrooms
    1 bunch cilantro, chopped

Directions

Rinse and drain lentils, making sure there aren't any rocks in there.

Pour lentils into a nonstick pan, and add 1/3rd of the chicken broth.

Add all spices -- garlic, cumin, crushed red pepper, and Cholula

Simmer lentils over medium heat until they've soaked up much of the broth, then add the next 1/3rd of the broth. Repeat until you've used all the broth. You can also add water if you want to lower the sodium.

When lentils are cooked to your liking (I prefer them with a little bite to them, so cook them 30 minutes or less), add the fresh spinach, chopped mushrooms, and cilantro. Mix in and let simmer until spinach has wilted and mushrooms are tender.

Cook 1 cup dried couscous as directed (boil 2 cups water, remove from heat, add couscous and let sit for five minutes, covered.)

Serve lentils over couscous and enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user UPSTAIRSMARJ.






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