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Sweet Cinnamon & Cardamom Spiced Lentils

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February 16, 2017

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

  • Prep: 5 Minutes
  • Cook: 15 Minutes
  • 5 Minutes

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  • Yields: 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) prepared


  1. Combine lentils with the spices and liquid. For sweetness, optionally stir in honey. Be sure to use a large enough saucepan as the lentils will double in size.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover tightly with a lid, reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Stir often. Season with a touch of salt.

(Optional) Tasty Preparation Tips:
-Add dried or fresh fruit, toasted nuts, or seeds to enhance the texture and flavour of this dish
-Stir into prepared oatmeal for a fibre and protein boost at breakfast
-Chill and blend into your favourite morning smoothie
-Cool, puree, and add to baked goods
-Cool and blend with dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and coconut oil to make a chilled energy bar


¾ cup (175 mL) split red lentils

½ tsp (2 mL) ground ginger

½ tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon

¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cardamom

2 ¼ cups (560 mL) light coconut milk or water

2 Tbsp (30 mL) honey (optional)

to taste, salt


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1/2 cup (125 mL)
Sodium60 mg
Potassium371 mg
Protein9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar17 g
Total Fat10 g
Saturated Fat7 g
Total Carbohydrates41 g
Dietary Fiber8 g