I have so few vegan recipes that I can call awesome and would eat again very soon! I just had French green lentils but they worked fine. Just don't cook to mush.The green spicy harissa is amazing and I will be using the leftovers on other things. This is a must try if you are trying to meatless meals. A super starter for your first meatless Monday!
Whole Roasted Carrots with Black Lentils and Green Harissa
The green harissa, Landau and Jacoby's take on classic Tunisian hot sauce, adds balancing tang.
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Total: 50 Minutes
- Calories: 427
- Fat: 12.1g
- Saturated fat: 1.7g
- Monounsaturated fat: 8.4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
- Protein: 21.4g
- Carbohydrate: 63.6g
- Fiber: 14.1g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Iron: 6.6mg
- Sodium: 504mg
- Calcium: 72mg
- 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onion, divided
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 3 cups Vedge-Style Vegetable Stock or unsalted vegetable stock
- 2 cups uncooked black lentils, rinsed
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, divided
- 2 pounds large carrots
- 2 cups cilantro leaves
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded
- 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
- 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.
- 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.
- 4. Combine remaining 1 cup onion, remaining oil, cilantro, and remaining ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.
- 5. Place lentils on a serving dish; arrange carrots on top. Serve with harissa.
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