Armenian Lentils

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Warm lentils served with cool yoghurt and the spice of green onions makes this dish a refreshing and filling side dish or entree.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
48 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 cup lentils

  • ¼ cup bulgur

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 lemon, quartered

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat; cook and stir the onion in the oil until caramelized, 5 to 7 minutes; set aside.

  2. Bring water to a boil in a pan over medium heat; add the lentils. Return mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low; simmer until the lentils get soupy, about 15 minutes. Stir in the bulgur, salt, and pepper; simmer until water is completely absorbed, about 10 minutes; stir in the caramelized onions. Remove from heat, cover, and allow to rest for 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Divide lentils into 4 even portions; squeeze one lime wedge over each portion and top with green onions and yogurt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
8g Fat
41g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 922mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 13g 47%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 734mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.