Lentils with Sweet Potato
IntroductionThis is just a 'toss-together dish' I came up with, easy and nutritionally sound (I think).
PLEASE don't use dried herbs. Fresh herbs are a must for anyone learning to enjoy fresh healthy food. This is just a 'toss-together dish' I came up with, easy and nutritionally sound (I think).
PLEASE don't use dried herbs. Fresh herbs are a must for anyone learning to enjoy fresh healthy food.
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup diced onion
4 tbsp olive oil
1 lg sweet potato, peeled and cubed
3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tsp Kirkland sweet mesquite seasoning
1 19oz can Unico lentils
2 tsp chipotle sauce
freshly ground black pepper
fresh basil leaves
fresh rosemary leaves
You will find this dish somewhat 'dry'. If you're looking for a stew-like recipe add a half cup of broth when you add the lentils or some diced tomatoes and simmer a few minutes longer.
I'm a 'texture' person, I don't care for uh... 'mushy' things so I developed this type of dryer but very flavourful dish so that I could enjoy the nutritional benefits of things like lentils and beans. You can adjust it to suit your own tastes and textural needs. :-)
The sweet potato should be about 1" square cubes, keep them fairly uniform. Put them in a large glass bowl, drizzle one tbsp of olive oil on and sprinkle with the sweet mesquite seasoning. Toss.
-Put a few tbsp of water in the bottom of the bowl and cover loosely. Microwave until they are quite soft but not mushy.
-Drizzle 3 of the 4 tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan and fry onions peppers and garlic until translucent.
-I push all the onions and peppers to the outside of the pan and make sure there is enough oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan. If it looks dry add a tiny bit more.
-Put the cooked sweet potatoes in a single layer across the center of the pan.
-Cook on med-high heat until well browned. Turn only once to brown or slightly blacken each side
-Add the drained lentils, turn heat down to low and cover.
-Add fresh herbs, chipotle sauce and black peper.
-Cover and stir occasionally until heated right through, about 5-10 min on low.
-Let it sit a few minutes.
Serving Size: 4 hearty servings
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LISAMISH.