The red lentils we’re using are actually a rosy brown. If you can’t find them, use the more commonly sold green lentils. They cook faster than red, so if you use them keep an eye on them as they cook. Although we want the lentils soft, they need to keep their shape.
For a smokier flavor, you can add a whole unbroken dried chipotle to the lentils in step 3 along with the other aromatics. Just make sure to fish it out before assembling the dish in step 5.
All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.