Red Lentils with Cauliflower and Chicken Sausage

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Red Lentils with Cauliflower and Chicken Sausage
Whole Foods Market

Easy and filling, this one-pot meal pairs flavorful chicken sausage with creamy red lentils and tender cauliflower. Perfectly filling for the fall, serve with naan for easy scooping.

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4
Servings
455
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Cup red lentils, picked through, rinsed, and drained
  • 12 Ounces cooked chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown mustard
  • One 16-ounce package frozen cauliflower, thawed and drained
  • 2 Cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Teaspoon salt

Directions

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 7 to 8 minutes; transfer to a plate and set aside.  

Return pot to medium heat, add mustard seeds and toast, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add broth and scrape up any browned bits. Add lentils and cauliflower, increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and simmer until mixture is creamy and lentils are very tender, about 10 minutes more. Stir in salt and browned sausage and serve.

Lentil Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Lentil Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
30%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
82mg
27%
Protein
31g
61%
Carbs
43g
14%
Vitamin A
25µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.7%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
40.1%
Vitamin C
70mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
25µg
31%
Calcium
146mg
15%
Fiber
10g
41%
Folate (food)
314µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
319µg
80%
Folic acid
3µg
N/A
Iron
6mg
31%
Magnesium
66mg
17%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
41%
Phosphorus
370mg
53%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1021mg
29%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
29.1%
Sodium
1108mg
46%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
75%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
20%

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