Easy Lentils Side Dish

Easy Lentils Side Dish


"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
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 306 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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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.


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


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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...

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...

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