Whole Roasted Carrots with Black Lentils and Green Harissa

Photo: Jason Varney  

The green harissa, Landau and Jacoby's take on ­classic Tunisian hot sauce, adds balancing tang.

Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: about 5 ounces carrots, about 1 cup lentils, and about 3 tablespoons harissa)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 50 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. 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. 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. 4. Combine remaining 1 cup onion, remaining oil, cilantro, and remaining ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.
  5. 5. Place lentils on a serving dish; arrange carrots on top. Serve with harissa.
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