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Colombian Lentils

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a great starter. You can make it with a bit more water and you get somewhat of a soup, or let it cook and eat it with a plate of rice."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 201
Original recipe yields 3 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine the lentils, water, tomato, onion, cumin, salt, and vegetable oil in a pot over medium heat; bring to a boil. Cook and stir at a boil until the lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Add the potatoes and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes more.

Footnotes

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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 201 calories; 5.3 31.1 9.3 0 789 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I had to add more liquid as it cooked and I added chicken broth instead of water. My Colombian boyfriend said it was like his mother's. :)

Most helpful critical review

This was ok, but a bit bland. I found that I had to add a lot more water to it. I also added some garlic, some pepper and some chili sauce, and garnished with green onions. It was pretty decent,...

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I had to add more liquid as it cooked and I added chicken broth instead of water. My Colombian boyfriend said it was like his mother's. :)

Love this dish! the cumin makes it great. I also added 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes, 3 cloves of garlic and a stalk of celery. Instead of regular tomatoes, I added cherry tomatoes. Red pota...

Great side dish! I only wish I would have doubled the recipe so I could have leftovers. Thanks for the recipe!

I'm new to cooking lentils, and this looked intriguing. Noting that the author called this a "starter" recipe (she recommends modifying it to your own pleasure, yes?) I made the following chang...

This is very good. I followed the recipe exactly, except for adding some minced garlic on the advice of another reviewer. I did have to add 1/2 cup more water when I added the potatoes, just l...

My family loved this! I have made it several times but have changed the seasoning to give it a different flavor. Replacing water with chicken broth and cumin with thyme made for a tasty side d...

This was ok, but a bit bland. I found that I had to add a lot more water to it. I also added some garlic, some pepper and some chili sauce, and garnished with green onions. It was pretty decent,...

I made this last night and it was GREAT! Everyone loved it as a main dish served over rice. I added a few frozen green peas at the end and I also sauteed the lentils and potatoes with the onion...

I used to eat lentils in Spain but never knew how to make it their way... so I'm glad to have found this recipe :) Maybe they borrowed it from the Colombians. I did have to double the water for ...