Lentils and Peas

    45 minutes

    Green peas and dried lentils are spiced up with onions, garlic and fresh rosemary in this healthful dish. Lentils offer a valuable amount of iron, along with plenty of folate and low-fat protein. They're also a very good source of niacin and potassium.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 cup brown lentils
    • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
    • freshly ground pepper
    • salt
    • 1 1/2 cups frozen green peas

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over moderately high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until soft.
    2. Add the lentils, 2 cups water, the rosemary and a good grinding of pepper. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer, then cover and cook for 25 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Serve with rice, polenta or flatbread.
    3. Add the peas and salt to taste. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the peas are heated through.

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    Easy to make, smells good with the rosemary, and tastes wonderful!  -  14 Feb 2009


    Really yummy!  -  07 Apr 2014