Patient & Family Education Materials

Start over with a New Search

Lentils of the Southwest

Lentils

Prep time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup lentils (any color)
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • ¾ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon mild ground red chili (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/3 cup diced tomatoes, canned or fresh
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh cilantro

Equipment and supplies

  • Saucepan
  • Skillet
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Oven/stove

Directions:

  1. Combine the lentils and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the lentils until tender, about an hour. If needed, add more water.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil for 2-3 minutes, until softened.
  4. Stir in the cumin, ground red chili (optional), and chili powder.
  5. Add onion-garlic-spice mixture to the cooked lentils.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, then simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  7. Just before serving, stir in the chopped cilantro.

Serves: 6

Back To Top

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

© 1995-2017 KidsHealth ® All rights reserved. Images provided by iStock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Science Photo Library, Science Source Images, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com