How to Make Lentils

Lentils are considered a power food. They are loaded with fiber, folate, iron, protein, and other vitamins and minerals. The fiber in a 1/2 cup serving of lentils gives you 1/3 of your needed daily requirements. Plus 9 grams of protein are in that same 1/2 cup! That’s a smart food! That’s tremendous power! A few years ago I learned how to make lentils. My entire family loves this recipe. We typically serve it atop of a small amount of rice and at times place a fried egg on top. Whatever the way you choose to make and eat lentils, be sure to include it in your family’s menu.  How to Make Lentils

How to Make Lentils

How to Make Lentils
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Learn how to make lentils - a power food for smart mamas and their families!
Ingredients
  • 1 bag of dried lentils, rinsed
  • 2 potatoes diced
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 knorr cube
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (you can use cooking spray instead)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot add lentils and enough water to go approximately 3 inches above lentils. Bring to a boil and add potatoes. Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally.
  2. In a fry pan, saute onion, garlic, tomato and knorr cube with olive oil or cooking spray. This is called the sofrito.
  3. After potato and lentils are soft (20-30 minutes) add the sofrito to the pot. Cook at a low simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

 

Where to Buy Lentils

Dried lentils can be purchased at your grocers in the dried bean aisle. There are different types of lentils – red, green and brown. Choose your favorite!

 

 

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