Lentils with Herbs and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Black Beluga Lentils
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup  sun-dried tomatoes, cut into strips
  • 1/2 Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  sage, chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  rosemary, chopped
  • bay leaf, preferably fresh
  • 2 Cups  black beluga lentils
  •   Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

These lentils make a quick, flavorful, and simple side dish that's fantastic with roast meats. To keep the texture interesting, half of the lentils were left whole instead of puréed, and sun-dried tomato oil lends body and creaminess.

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Directions

Fill a small saucepan with the sun-dried tomatoes and add enough water just to cover the tomatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes and drain well.

Fill a small saucepan with the rehydrated tomatoes and add just enough olive oil to cover. Simmer for 20 minutes and let the tomatoes cool in oil. Drain when cool; reserve the tomatoes and oil.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium-sized saucepan. When warm, add the herbs and bay leaf. Sauté until aromatic. Add the lentils and just enough water to cover. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until and creamy rather than chalky inside. Continue to cook until the bottom of the pan is dry.

Place half of the lentils in a food processor and pulse until broken. Pour into a bowl and fold the remaining whole lentils into them. Add the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and add reserved the sun-dried tomato oil to make creamy. Serve warm or at room temperature.  

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

595 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber, Low Sodium Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

30%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 113g 174%
  • Carbs 259g 86%
  • Saturated 16g 78%
  • Fiber 45g 180%
  • Sugars 18g
  • Monounsaturated 80g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 99g 197%
  • Sodium 93mg 4%
  • Calcium 182mg 18%
  • Magnesium 237mg 59%
  • Potassium 3,546mg 101%
  • Iron 29mg 159%
  • Zinc 13mg 88%
  • Phosphorus 1,178mg 168%
  • Vitamin A 25µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 29mg 49%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 233%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 56%
  • Niacin (B3) 12mg 62%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 109%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,861µg 465%
  • Vitamin E 17mg 87%
  • Vitamin K 102µg 128%
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