Lentils With Carrots | Cooking With Jade

Lentils With Carrots

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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
Servings 2


  • 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

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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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