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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 134.4
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 588.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

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Luscious Lentils

Submitted by: MISCHELLEP1968

Introduction

very tasty side dish or main dish. high in protein and fiber very tasty side dish or main dish. high in protein and fiber
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup of dried lentils
    3.5 cups of water
    1 small onion, diced
    .5 red bell pepper, diced
    3 whole garlic cloves, minced
    2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp fresh ground black pepper




Directions

In a medium sized skillet, saute' onions and peppers and garlic in 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat until tender. In a medium sauce pan, combine lentils and water. Bring to boil over high heat, reduce heat, add vegetables, cover and simmer until reduced (about 20-25 minutes.)

Makes 4 1 cup servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MISCHELLEP1968.






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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Flavor wasn't bad, though I did need to add more spices to kick it up. Watch out on the cooking time. Actual time (and liquid needed) varies based on your particular beans. The bag recommended a 2:1 water to bean ration & 15 min to cook. Mine turned out soupy, slightly mushy, but still good. - 9/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I made it without the peppers (alergic) and they came out super yummy! One thing, the took more like 30-35 minutes to cook. - 2/13/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I haven't ever had lentils but this recipe was really good and filling. I even added som raw shrimp to the mix and it was fabulous - 2/5/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    took out the salt, added fresh cilantro from my garden - 6/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was great. I added 1 medium potato chopped and celery. It was yummy - 8/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great way to fix lentils. I did add some sodium free chicken bouillon powder to the water. We all loved them. - 8/25/08

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  • Made this for lunch yesterday. Based on reviews I read before making this, I cut down water to 2 cups, added a teaspoon of Turmeric, omitted salt and added a teaspoon of Mrs. Dash original. Also increased garlic to 5 cloves. It was good. My son really liked it, too. - 8/8/13

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  • I couldn't make this become flavorful. :( I really tried. I put Goya Sazon in, leftover Goya tomato sauce and green chiles, lots of cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, extra peppers and fresh garlic, extra black pepper... and it was so bland. It was edible, but no one will prob eat the leftovers. - 9/19/12

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  • I made these tonight and served them with stir fried cabbage, very nice - 8/8/12

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  • Mine came out very watery. I'd reduce the water quite a bit and count on spicing it up -it's a bit bland. But easy and an excellent starting point. - 4/26/12

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  • Loved it and I already have so many ideas for this one - 2/21/12

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  • Awesome recipe. I made them using organic chicken broth instead of water, added 1/3 cup of barley, a chopped carrot, celery, mushrooms, and extra firm tofu. Wonderful! - 5/30/11

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  • Loved this recipe. Did not use the peppers as my son ate it before I could use it. It came out a bit soupy, next time I may reduce the water by 1/2 cup. It was delicious. Served it with lean ham. - 1/21/11

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  • I have lentils that have been sitting in the cupboard for quite awhile...lol...glad to finally find a use for them!!!!! This should be yummy and I have some baby maine shrimp that i may toss in - 1/16/11

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  • I made this but omitted the salt and added 2 tsp each of ground cumin and corriander. I also omitted the peppers and added in mushrooms. I upped the lentils by 1/2 c. I really liked how it turned out and it was a nice quick accompanyment to the lamb steaks. - 6/24/10

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  • so good. i was just searching to see what i could clear out of my cubboards and this has simple ingredients but is still good! put it over coucous too... - 6/3/10

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  • Very tasty!! - 6/16/09

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