nutritional information

Per :

  • Calories: 309
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 187 mg
  • Fiber: 14 g
  • Sugar: 7 g

Warm Spiced Lentil Bowl with Yogurt and Smoked Almonds

Warm Spiced Lentil Bowl with Yogurt and Smoked Almonds

30 minutes or fewer

Thicker than a soup, this lentil dish makes a hearty one-bowl meal.
  • 2 ½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 ½ tsp. whole cumin seeds
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped (⅓ cup)
  • 1 rib celery, chopped (¼ cup)
  • 1 medium leek, trimmed and chopped (white and light green parts)
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • ⅓ cup smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt

1. Heat oil in large saucepan over low heat. Add cumin seeds, and cook 1 minute, or until fragrant. Stir in carrot, celery, and leek. Increase heat to medium-high, and sauté 3 minutes. Stir in broth and lentils. Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook 20 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Stir in garlic, and cook 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

2. Ladle lentil mixture into 4 bowls, and garnish with almonds and yogurt.

December 2011 p.28

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Anyone, suggestion for smoked almond substitute?

S. Smith - 2014-10-01 06:08:16

Mine was soup. I guess I was supposed to cook it uncovered.

Megan - 2014-04-29 00:12:35

Delicious and non-messy dish! I didn't realize I should cover while cooking until I read the 2nd part of the directions (too late), but other than that I didn't see any need to augment directions!

Leila K - 2013-01-21 19:55:59

Try this using one half or one cup sweet red wine added to 2 cups or 2 1/2 cups broth! Vegan Wine that is.

Dr. Julius Craddock - 2013-01-09 21:05:02

This is a really forgiving and adaptable dish! I had very little food left in the fridge after a trip, and decided to try this despite missing the whole cumin (I had ground) and carrots (I doubled the celery). I also added curry powder and crushed red pepper in the very beginning. It still came out amazing! I will definitely use this again as a template for a yummy lentil dish!

Raeanne Wright - 2012-08-01 14:52:12

Wow! The favors send your tongue tingling. I substituted chicken broth for veggie broth and added fresh cilantro and crushed red pepper just for a personal taste, but the toasted cumin made this dish!

Lynne - 2012-02-16 19:03:35


Angela - 2012-01-29 00:27:07