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Easy Lentils Side Dish

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"This great side dish is a family recipe and goes great with rice and any meat."
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50 m servings 222
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine lentils and water in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil and cook about 20 minutes.
  2. Stir potato, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper into the lentils; continue cooking until the potato and lentils are tender and cooked through, about 15 minutes more. Garnish with cilantro and green onion to serve.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 222 calories; 0.7 42.7 13.3 0 306 Full nutrition

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Super easy and delicious! I love this recipe because it allows you to make it as is, or, do your own thang. Made this several times several ways. I prefer to saute my onions and garlic prior to...

Yes boiled lentils on low just to cover the beans, diced some carrots and 1/4 cup of red onion , celery, a couple clove of garlic add to beans after about 20 min. Added a tsp of chicken bullion,...

I tried this tonight, and we all loved it. It's very easy, and very tasty - thanks!

I used black lentils which cook in 15-20 minutes so I put everything in at the same time and cooked for 20 minutes. The liquid was not quite all absorbed (again probably due to the black lentils...

The easiest and best lentils I have ever made. Delicious and nutritious with many uses at mealtimes.

Since I have a tendency to go a little overboard sometimes, I cut the recipe in half. I added too much water when it got too dry, so then it was too wet, so I added a cornstarch slurry to thicke...