Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
36 Mins
Makes 5 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)

This flavorful red lentils dish is a healthful side dish choice for any meal. 

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

*2 (14-oz.) cans vegetable broth may be substituted.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis does not include salt to taste.

Ratings & Reviews

VikSen's Review

June 29, 2014

maritza211's Review

May 08, 2013

traymast's Review

April 23, 2013

kcox14's Review

December 04, 2012
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

JoanOH's Review

October 04, 2012
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.

addiewelch's Review

July 28, 2011
question- do you use dry lentils or canned for this recipe? thanks!

Hobbygourmet's Review

July 15, 2011
I tweaked it a little to our taste (more spices) but this is a total keeper.

aimee216's Review

October 21, 2010
Very delicious!!

Cynthia22's Review

August 07, 2010
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.