Fava beans are traditional in this stew, which we updated with edamame. You can also substitute green peas for the edamame, if you like. Scoop up the thick stew with Teff Injera Bread or pita. Halve the portion if you'd like to serve this as a hearty side dish.
1 cup dried lentils
3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups minced red onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
How to Make It
Place lentils in a large saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above lentils. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well, and set aside.
Place edamame in a small saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above edamame. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until edamame are tender. Remove from heat; drain well.
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and tomatoes to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until onion is translucent, stirring often. Stir in lentils, edamame, juice, and remaining ingredients. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring often.
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I doubled the recipe but only used 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Really liked the flavor of this. I did let it sit on warm for about an hour to let the flavors meld together. Very filling meal. I made it with Cooking Light's Tomato-Basil Bread Salad (September 2014). Will make again.
My husband has acid reflux and can't eat tomatoes or very spicy food, so I tried this without the tomatoes and it was really good! I also halved most of the spices and used regular ground pepper instead of red.
I love this recipe!! I have made it many many times and love it every time. What I like best is that I generally have all the ingredients on hand so it's my go-to "what should I eat tonight?" when the fridge fills empty. I usually make as the recipe states and add more edamame. No modifications needed!
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