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Mediterranean Spiced Lentils

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Total time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 2 cups (500 mL) prepared

Combine dry lentils and spices into a mason jar - this makes a great gift for holidays and party hosts!

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    ¾ cup (175 mL) green lentils

    1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano

    1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil

    ½ tsp (2 mL) dried parsley

    ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground sage

    ¼ tsp (1 mL) onion powder

    2 ¼ cups (560 mL) water


Directions

  1. Combine lentils with the spices and water. Be sure to use a large enough saucepan as the lentils will more than double in size once cooked.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover tightly with a lid, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Stir occasionally.

(Optional) Tasty Preparation Tips:
-Use vegetable or chicken stock, instead of water, to enhance the flavour
-Saute 1 chopped onion in 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of oil on medium heat for 3 minutes. Add the spices and continue to cook for 1 minute. Add liquid and lentils, and continue to follow the cooking directions above
-Toss in your favourite vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, olives, or eggplant
-Try this dish in a slow-cooker with your favourite vegetables and meat


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup (125 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 100
  • Total Fat 0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 16 g
  • Dietary Fibre 6 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Sodium 40 mg
  • Potassium 288 mg
  • Folate 136 mcg