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Salsa Lentils

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  • 30 min prep time
  • total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Enjoy the health benefits of lentils in a spiced-up version.

Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Sharon Mutugi
Altamonte Springs, Florida

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked green lentils
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
cups chopped red onions
1/4
cup garlic cloves, finely chopped
2
cups Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky Salsa
1
(4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
1
(1-oz.) pkg. Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1 In large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil over high heat. Add lentils; boil 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • 2 Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Add lentils and all remaining ingredients except cilantro; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Add cilantro; mix well. Remove from heat. If desired, serve with hot cooked brown or white rice.
  • 1 In large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil over high heat. Add lentils; boil 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • 2 Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Add lentils and all remaining ingredients except cilantro; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Add cilantro; mix well. Remove from heat. If desired, serve with hot cooked brown or white rice.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1200mg
50%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
17g
68%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
16g
16%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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