Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Spicy Green Lentils

What's not to like about lentils? They're quick cooking (30-40 mins), and there's no need to soak them over night. They're so cheap, they're practically free and they go with almost any meal. If I may quote wikipedia: "Lentils have the third-highest level of protein, by weight, of any legume or nut, after soybeans and hemp." If you have a predominately plant-based diet, you should make lentils one of your favorite foods.

Spicy Green Lentils

3/4 cup dried green lentils (red won't work for this recipe)
1/4 cup of salsa
3 cups of water 
2 garlic cloves
1.5 tps taco seasoning
.5 tps cumin
salt & pepper to taste

1: Saute your chopped garlic in some oil in a small pot. Once fragrant add the dried lentils and water. (make sure to rinse them before hand).

2: Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 mins. Add extra water while cooking if it seems low. Add seasoning and salsa and simmer for another 10 mins.  Garnish with plain yoghurt, or whatever you like.

I enjoy these lentils:
On top of spicy oven baked hash browns (bed of spinach optional)
On a taco
In a salad
Blended then spread on toast (yum!)

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