Luscious Lentils

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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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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


    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


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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