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Lentils With Carrots Recipe

Lentils With Carrots Recipe
Lentils With Carrots
Lentils With Carrots

Lentils With Carrots

Did you know that lentils can reduce ‘bad cholesterol’ and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease? Iron in lentils and source of B vitamins also provide lots of benefits. I love lentils all the time because they’re cheap, easy to cook and easily match with other foods. This recipe is a great combination of lentils, onions, and carrots which can be served hot or at room temperature, as a main dish or a side.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Soup
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2
Calories 314 kcal


  • ½ pound of green lentils or 1 large tin canned plain lentils
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 can of tomato 1 pound
  • 3 cups of vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups of Smoked tofu optional
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper


  • Peel and mince the garlic and onion
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the cumin and turmeric, stir. Add the onion, garlic and carrots cut into rings.
  • Then add the green lentils, tomato pulp and pepper; then, little by little, add the broth and simmer over low heat until the lentils cook and all the broth is absorbed (about 1 hour).
  • You can use a large can of 2 pounds of canned lentils but in this case you add it only at the end of cooking
  • You can add diced smoked tofu for a tastier preparation and an extra portion of protein.
  • Serve and enjoy your dish!


Calories 198g | Fats: 3g | Cholesterol 10mg | Total Carbohydrate 32 g | Protein 12g
Keyword Vegan Food

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1 year ago

Hello .. . .
Just wanted to thank you for the recipes including lentils as I’ve not been sure about lentils. So now I have directions & am trying to lose some pounds & be healthy as well ! !

Love your blog & keep up the good work. 🤩

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