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Garlic Lentils with Kale

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Packed with fiber, this lentil and kale dish is a great low-fat side dish or one-pot vegetarian main meal. For a creamier sauce, add heavy cream at the end."
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1 h 35 m servings 267
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook red onion in hot oil until browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Pour lentils into the pot with onion; add enough water to cover the lentils by 2 to 3 inches. Bring the water to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Stir tomato paste, garlic, brown sugar, and paprika into the lentil mixture to integrate the paste smoothly into the liquid; bring to a simmer and cook until the lentils are tender, about 1 hour.
  4. Stir kale into the lentils, reduce heat to low, and cook until the kale is tender, 10 to 15 minutes; season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 267 calories; 18.6 20.5 6.9 0 145 Full nutrition

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We did like this veggie dish, though did find it needed a few adjustments at least for the locale we live in. I did not think it needed a full cup of olive oil for the onions so just used enoug...

This is a great side dish to any meal. The tomato and brown sugar seem to counteract the bitterness of the kale but mingles well with the garlic. I also added some fresh ground turmeric which wa...

My picky eater husband loved this! I pumped up the garlic flavor by adding an extra clove and using garlic salt rather than regular salt - turned out great! As other reviewers have mentioned, th...

This is an amazing recipe) the best way to make lentils so far. Although I added extra paprika, fresh celery, carrots and parsley. Also I used less olive oil.

I had extra kale from another recipe that sorely needed to be used when I ran across this submission. I made the recipe as written with the exception of the olive oil. I was running very low on ...

I had already made my lentils and then found this recipe. I'm sure I didn't even use 1/2 cup of olive oil to brown my onion and then garlic. I sauteed 2 sliced carrots also then threw it in the ...

So yummy! Me and my husband love this, it's a really versatile dish. I didn't have kale handy so I used chopped spinach instead and added broccoli for some crunch. Great to make if you have vegg...