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Italian Style Lentils

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 35 Minutes

Servings: 6

Italian cuisine is loved around the globe for its incorporation of flavourful ingredients like basil, tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar. It's no wonder, then, that these are so delicious!

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    1 cup (250 mL) green lentils

    1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped scallions

    1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped basil, reserve some for garnish

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste

    to taste, salt and pepper


Directions

  1. Combine lentils and 3 cups (750 mL) of water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until tender but not overcooked. Drain any excess liquid.
  2. To prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, tomato paste, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add lentils, scallions, and basil to a medium size bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss gently. Pour dressing over the mixture and toss gently. Garnish with basil and serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup (60 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 160
  • Total Fat 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 21 g
  • Dietary Fibre 5 g
  • Sugar 2 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Sodium 220 mg
  • Potassium 346 mg
  • Folate 8 mcg