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Coconut Scented Barley & Lentils with Lime

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Total time: 35 Minutes

Servings: 6

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) coconut oil

    ¾ cup (175 mL) finely diced onion

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh ginger

    2 cups (500 mL) vegetable stock

    1 can (14oz/498 mL) reduced-fat coconut milk

    ¾ cup (180 mL) green lentils

    ¾ cup (180 mL) dry pearl barley, rinsed & drained

    half lime, zest & juice

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh cilantro (reserve some for garnish)

    1⁄3 cup (75 mL) toasted unsweetened coconut flakes (reserve some for garnish)

    ½ tsp (2 mL) salt

    ½ tsp (2 mL) ground black pepper


Directions

  1. HEAT oil in a medium size pot, and add onion and ginger.
  2. STIR in stock and coconut milk. Add lentils and barley, stir, and bring to a boil. Turn heat down, cover with a lid and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the lentils and barley are tender. Stir every few minutes.
  3. ONCE cooked, add the lime juice and zest. Stir in cilantro, coconut flakes and season with salt and ground black pepper.
  4. PORTION and garnish with cilantro and coconut flakes.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 260
  • Total Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 41 g
  • Dietary Fibre 8 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Sodium 270 mg
  • Potassium 303 mg
  • Folate 11 mcg