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Autumn Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Kale


Autumn Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

A vegetarian dish for fall loaded with seasonal superfoods like kale and sweet potatoes. This recipe comes from Pereg Gourmet.

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  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ Cup diced white onion
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and small diced, about ½ cup
  • 1 Pound sweet potato, peeled and diced into ¼ inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • ½ Teaspoon allspice
  • 1 Cup lentils, such as Pereg Gourmet Autumn Blend Lentils, rinsed
  • 2⅓ Cups vegetable stock
  • Salt
  • 3 Cups dinosaur kale, washed well, de-stemmed and cut into pieces
  • ½ Cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
  • Pita bread, for serving


Heat the olive oil in a 4-quart heavy saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and sweet potatoes with ¼ teaspoon salt and sauté until the onions are translucent and carrots and sweet potatoes and slightly soft, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes. Then add the garlic, cumin, and allspice, stir, and cook for one more minute.
Add the lentils and stock and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered until the lentils are tender and have absorbed most of the liquid, 20 to 30 minutes.

Add extra stock if needed. Season with salt. Stir in the kale and cook until the kale wilts.

Garnish with cilantro and serve with the pita bread.