Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
36 Mins
Yield
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

JoanOH
June 29, 2014
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maritza211's Review

VikSen
May 08, 2013
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traymast's Review

kcox14
April 23, 2013
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Hobbygourmet
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

aimee216
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

maritza211
July 28, 2011
question- do you use dry lentils or canned for this recipe? thanks!

Hobbygourmet's Review

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

aimee216's Review

traymast
October 21, 2010
Very delicious!!

Cynthia22's Review

Cynthia22
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.