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Lentil Avocado Bruschetta

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 6

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    1 cup (250 mL) green lentils

    1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped fresh basil

    1 cup (250 mL) chopped fresh tomatoes, or halved cherry tomatoes

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 Tbsp + 2 tsp (17 mL) olive oil

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) vinegar (sherry, balsamic, or apple)

    pinch, salt

    1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper

    12 slices crusty bread

    half ripe avocado, fine chopped


Directions

  1. Add lentils to a 4 qt (4.5 L) pot and add 3 cups (750 mL) water. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until lentils are tender. Drain any excess liquid.
  2. Mix together basil, tomatoes, garlic, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add the prepared lentils.
  3. Heat a sauté pan and toast the bread in oil until golden, turning once.
  4. Spread the lentil mixture onto the bread slices and top with pieces of avocado. Garnish with extra basil.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup (125 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 240
  • Total Fat 7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 36 g
  • Dietary Fibre 6 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Sodium 250 mg
  • Potassium 418 mg
  • Folate 19 mcg