Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: about 5 ounces carrots, about 1 cup lentils, and about 3 tablespoons harissa)
Photo: Jason Varney 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add 1/2 cup onion and minced garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until golden. Add stock, lentils, and 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 45 minutes or until lentils are tender.

Step 3

Combine carrots, 2 tablespoons oil, and remaining 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, tossing well to coat. Arrange carrot mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until tender.

Step 4

Combine remaining 1 cup onion, remaining oil, cilantro, and remaining ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.

Step 5

Place lentils on a serving dish; arrange carrots on top. Serve with harissa.

Chef's Notes

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