I came across this recipe in Cooking Light magazine a few months go, and gave it a try this summer. We had bought a bag of dried lentils this Spring, as we heard they were good for you. When I saw this recipe called for lentils, I thought it would be a neat one to try. The flavors are somewhat Moroccan, and really serve to spice up a mundane dinner schedule. I love that it is filling and with the lentils and protein-packed edamame, it's super good for you! It also comes together quickly, with little prep, which is a plus on a busy weeknight!
This would be the perfect dish to whip up for these cool, Autumn nights. I recommend serving this with Naan bread, warmed in the oven.
Simple Supper Monday
(from Cooking Light magazine)
- 1 cup dried lentils
- 3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups onion (1 medium), diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Dash of ground cloves
- 1. Place lentils in a large saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above lentils. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well, and set aside.
- 2. Place edamame in a small saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above edamame. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until edamame are tender. Remove from heat; drain well.
- 3. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and tomatoes to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until onion is translucent, stirring often. Stir in lentils, edamame, juice, and remaining ingredients. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring often.
I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to try: so feel free to email me your best Simple Supper recipes!
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Have a good week!
If you do smaller servings [3/4 or 1 cup - roughly 6 servings], this is 2 OLD points, 2 NEW points!
If you do larger [1-1.5 cups - roughly 4 servings], this is 3 OLD points, 4 NEW points!