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Easy Lentils Side Dish

Rated as 5 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 cals
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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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 222 calories; 0.7 g fat; 42.7 g carbohydrates; 13.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 306 mg sodium. 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...

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...