Salsa Lentils

Enjoy the health benefits of lentils in a spiced-up version.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8

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
  • 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
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    1200mg
    1200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    41g
    41%
    (Dietary Fiber
    17g
    17%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    16g
    16%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    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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