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Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

An Ethiopian recipe inspired this feel-good dinner that's tangy, creamy and packed with hearty comfort. —Rachael Cushing, Portland, Oregon
Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups dried brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • Optional: Chopped tomatoes and minced fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onions 2 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in lentils, seasonings and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until lentils are tender, 25-30 minutes.
  2. Stir in lemon juice and tomato paste; heat through. Serve with yogurt and, if desired, tomatoes and cilantro.
Health Tip: Cup for cup, lentils have twice as much protein and iron as quinoa.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 294 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 8g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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