I wanted a healthy lunch the other day. Let's just say it's been a while since I've eaten anywhere near healthy. Europe was a whole bunch of cured meat, cheeses and bread. It was everywhere! I barely had a vegetable the whole time I was there. And I've been trying to get back into the swing of things here, so I haven't been making the healthiest of meals. SOOOO. . . . . . eating healthy was way overdue. Once I got all the veggies chopped and diced for this, it was really easy too.
It could cook while I was getting other things done.
Here's what I used:
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1 carrot, diced
3 cabbage leaves, chopped (about 1 cup)
9 mixed sweet cherry/grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chick peas (we usually have cans of these stocked in our kitchen pantry)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (another kitchen pantry staple)
1/2 cup red lentils
How I cooked it:
Heat 1 Tbsp. Olive oil in small saucepan over medium heat.
Add onions and carrots and cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 4 - 5 minutes.
Add cabbage, tomatoes, chickpeas, salt, cumin and garlic powder and stir until fragrant and veggies are covered with seasonings.
Add chicken broth and red lentils.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid that is slightly ajar. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Do you ever cook with lentils? Which is your favorite? Green Lentils or Red Lentils?
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