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Favorite Recipes: Tomato Lentil Dish

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Name: Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Total Recipes: 4



Tomato Lentil Dish

Dish: Side-dishes
Dish Type: Beans
Difficulty: 1 / 10
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes




1 package (16 oz.) red lentils
8 cups Water
4 cups Canned crushed tomatoes
3 teaspoons Cumin
2 tablespoons (or more) minced onion
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
2 teaspoons Minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt (to taste)
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil or spray (optional)
2 teaspoons Black mustard seeds (optional)



Wash lentils. Put in large pot with 6 cups of water. Cook, partially covered until tender (about 30 minutes.)


Add rest of water (2 cups) and mash up some of the lentils. Add tomatoes, cumin, onion, garlic, salt; bring to a boil.


Cook partially covered 10 minutes. Add lemon juice.


If desired, heat oil in skillet, add mustard seeds and cover. Cook a few minutes CAREFULLY--they BURN EASILY--and add to the lentil mixture.


These are SO good and lentils are so healthy for you.  Great leftovers, too.

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Isabella K. (Isabella)
4/27/2013 10:08 PM ET
I added some small diced carrots and used just a little less cumin. If you choose to reduce the water, you can even use it for a dip with pita or tortilla chips. This was so easy to make too. I am very glad this recipe was posted!!!