Red lentils with carrots (microwave)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 194.4
  • Total Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 288.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.1 g
  • Protein: 14.0 g

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A quick, easy, and nutritious supper you can make in the microwave. A quick, easy, and nutritious supper you can make in the microwave.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 1/2 cups red lentils
    2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth (or 2.5 cups boiling water + 1 bouillon cube)
    1 cup chopped onions
    1 cup chopped carrots
    1 cup peas, frozen
    Salt and pepper to taste


Place all ingredients (except frozen peas) in large 8-cup measure. Microwave on HIGH for about 10 minutes. Add more water (or milk) if mixture is too thick. Add 1 cup frozen peas (they cook in lentils, and cool it down so you can eat immediately). Consider stirring in juice of 1 lime, 1 tsp. olive oil, chopped parsley, and garnishing with chopped almonds.

Some variations to add for more flavor/nutrients:

Optional add-ins/garnishes:
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (mix in at end)

Juice of 1 lime (stir in at end)

� tbsp olive oil (stir in at end)

Finely chopped almonds (garnish)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MANYSPARKS.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    Even with all garnish proposed, its still is a bit watery. On a brighter side, it's really fast and easy to make and I'll do it again for sure. - 2/15/15

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    Super easy and tasty. I substituted chopped frozen carrots for fresh and stuck it back in the microwave for a minute. - 3/30/13