Moroccan Lentil Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 372.7
  • Total Fat: 28.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 90.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 8.5 g

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Hearty vegetarian side-dish Hearty vegetarian side-dish
Number of Servings: 2


    Lentils (green or brown - red ok too).
    1 onion
    3 cloves of garlic
    1 tomato
    3 tbsp of fresh parsley and coriander (cilantro)
    1 tsp cumin
    2 tsp coriander seed
    Olive oil


Rinse lentils and set aside in a bowl - covered with water. They'll expand - so give them some room.

Meanwhile, chop the onion and garlic finely, also chop the tomato finely and set aside for the moment.

If you are using whole spices - crack them in a mortar or grind them in a spice grinder.

Put the onion and garlic into a deep pan with olive oil and simmer, stirring, until the onion is tender - but not browned.

Add the tomato and spices, and simmer until the tomato is tender.

Add the lentils and cover with water to one fingers-width above the lentils.

Cook on low until lentils are soft - add more water if necessary. The tomato should make a slightly goopy sauce at the end, it should not become dry.

Meanwhile, chop the fresh herbs and set aside. Add them in about 30sec before taking the lentils off the heat - so that they are wilted, but still fresh-tasting.

Add salt to taste. Should make two side-dish-size servings.

This goes best as one of two dishes - especially if the other dish is full of vegetables eg Zaalouk.

Serve with flat-bread or CousCous.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TARYNEAST.

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  • A pound of lentils? A Cup? - 6/25/13

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  • Incredible!
    excellent and sooo healty! - 8/24/10

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