Sesame Red Lentils

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Lentils and sesame seeds combine in this savory, nutty side dish to provide about 10 percent of daily magnesium needs.
8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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2 teaspoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots (about 4 medium)
2 cups dried small red lentils
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


Heat oils in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 3 minutes or until tender. Add lentils, 1 1/2 cups water, soy sauce, salt, and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in green onions. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Created date

July 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 210
Caloriesfromfat 14 %
Fat 3.3 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 14.3 g
Carbohydrate 31.5 g
Fiber 7.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3.1 mg
Sodium 310 mg
Calcium 45 mg