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Red Lentils With Green Onion & Sesame

Lentils With Green Onion & Sesame

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings

Lentils are one of the best plant-based sources of protein and are loaded with fiber, making it a true all-star cancer fighter ingredient. With just a couple of simple flavorings, these bejeweled red lentils transform...


    1 cup dried red lentils, rinsed

    1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

    1 tsp salt

    1 tablespoon sesame oil

    2 green onions, sliced

    1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

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Nutrition Facts


215 cals


5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


32 g


1 g


6 g


13 g


144 mg


  1. Place lentils in a large pot with 3 cups water, garlic, and salt. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain enough water to keep lentils just barely submerged in the cooking liquid. Set aside off heat when finished.
  2. Mix in sesame oil, seeds, and green onion with cooked lentils, being careful not to mash lentils, and serve.

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