1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1 1/4 cups red or brown lentils, rinsed
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Salt to taste
How to Make It
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 6 minutes or until onion is tender. Add broth and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir in basil and salt to taste.
*2 (14-oz.) cans vegetable broth may be substituted.
Note: Nutritional analysis does not include salt to taste.
This is the first time I tried red lentils and I am totally obsessed with this recipe! I added fresh celery and jalepeno peppers to add more bulk to ti and make it even spicier. I typically am not a fan of hot/spicy foods but I ended up making 2 batches of this in one night! my boyfriend loves it, too
This was my first time cooking red lentils and this was the perfect recipe! Easy to prepare, minimal amount of ingredients, big on flavor. Definitely a keeper. We like a bit of heat to our food, so the only ingredient I added was a few shakes of ground cayenne red pepper. Thanks for sharing this.
This is the most outstanding and flavorful lentil recipe I've ever tried and I've tried quite a few. It's extremely easy and quick and everyone who has eaten it has loved it. The flavor balance is perfect. It's now one of my favorite dishes.
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