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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 277.8
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 689.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g
  • Protein: 11.4 g

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Red lentils with Acini de Pepe

Submitted by: TA24JC
Red lentils with Acini de Pepe

Introduction

Red lentils, in themselves a powerhouse of nutrition, combined with fast-cooking soup pasta, acini de pepe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acini_di_pep
e) for even more protein, and texture, dresses up with a whole mess o' veggies. A no-brainer to prep, this one cooks in TEN MINUTES, and stands alone, or, you can add your favorite compassionate protein.
Red lentils, in themselves a powerhouse of nutrition, combined with fast-cooking soup pasta, acini de pepe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acini_di_pep
e) for even more protein, and texture, dresses up with a whole mess o' veggies. A no-brainer to prep, this one cooks in TEN MINUTES, and stands alone, or, you can add your favorite compassionate protein.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Olive Oil, 1 tbsp
    Garlic, 1 clove
    Onions, raw, 1 cup, chopped
    Celery, raw, 1 cup, large-diced
    Mushrooms, fresh, 1 cup, quartered
    Green Bell Peppers, 1 cup, strips
    Zucchini, 1 cup, sliced
    Carrot, raw, 1 cup, strips or shredded
    Water, tap, 3 cups
    Acini di pepe, 1 cup
    Red Lentils Dry, 1 cup
    Canned Tomatoes, petite diced, 14 oz
    Salt, 1 tsp
    Pepper, black, 1 tbsp
    Lemons, 1 fruit without seeds, quartered

Directions

Prep vegetables in advance, mis en place. In a saucepan, heat one tablespoon olive oil. Quickly saute the garlic and onion. When they BEGIN to get clear, with a touch of browning, add the celery and mushrooms. Give the pan a few flips, to coat everything with oil, and add salt and black pepper. Add water, and bring to a boil. When the water has come to a boil, add pasta, red lentils and lemon quarters. Stir, occasionally, until the pasta and lentils are cooked. IMMEDIATELY stir in the bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots and zucchini. Ladle into bowls, and garnish as desired. We discovered that McIlhenny Green Pepper Sauce takes this from "holy COW!" to "INCREDIBLE!"

Serves four

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Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TA24JC.






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  • Incredible!
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    Looks incredible :-) Can you tell me why (on the VB if you like so I see it) you add the last grouping of veggies at the very end and then pretty much serve them uncooked? - 4/14/11

    Reply from TA24JC (4/14/11)
    Hi, Maddy; when you add the last group of veggies in, you're allowing them to cook on the residual heat of the rest of the recipe ingredients. I'm combining a lot of textures here, and that was just another set of them. You can add them wherever your little heart desires. God bless!


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