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Warm Saffron & Fennel Lentil Bowl

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Total time: 50 Minutes

Servings: 4

Warm bowls offer the satisfying combination of fresh flavours with the comfort of a hot meal on a cool day. You're sure to add this to your list of all-time favourites!

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    4 bacon strips, chopped

    1 onion, finely diced

    3 celery stalks, finely diced

    half fennel bulb, finely diced

    1 cup (250 mL) green lentils

    3 cups (750 mL) low-sodium chicken broth

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

    pinch, saffron threads

    2 tsp (10 mL) white wine vinegar

    1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh dill (optional)

    2 rotisserie chicken breasts, warmed and sliced


Directions

  1. Heat a large, wide pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook 1 minute. Add onion and cook, stirring often for 5-7 minutes, or until onion is soft and bacon is cooked. Add celery and fennel and cook another 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Stir in lentils, then broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered, stirring often for 20-25 minutes or until lentils are just tender.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in salt and saffron. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar and dill. Divide among four bowls and top each portion with sliced chicken.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 3/4 cups (425 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 420
  • Total Fat 15 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Carbohydrates 34 g
  • Dietary Fibre 9 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Protein 38 g
  • Sodium 640 mg
  • Potassium 905 mg
  • Folate 34 mcg