Vegetarian lentils recipe

Properties of vegetarian lentils


Vegetarian lentils
Photo of vegetarian lentils


– Half a kilo of lentils

– 1 large onion

– 2 leeks

– 2 carrots

– 2 tomatoes

– 3 cloves of garlic

– 2 bay leaves

– salt

Olive oil


– Put the lentils to soak for one hour before cooking.

– Cut the onion and leek in little pieces. Add a pinch of salt.

– Slowly fry the onion and leek

– Add the peeled and diced tomato. Sauté slowly along with the sweet bay.

– At the end, add the drained and raw lentils, the carrot and the garlic.

– Cover with water (best with vegetable broth) and add salt to taste.

– Boil for about 12-15 minutes . This dish will be much more nutritious if we add, before boiling, a handful of rice.

Properties of vegetarian lentils recipe

Lentils are rich in carbohydrates, but its high vegetable protein and fiber content helps the absorption of carbohydrates to be slow and progressive.

They provide plenty of fiber and minerals such as magnesium and phosphorus. Ideal in diets for cholesterol and heart diets.

Although they have a reputation for being rich in iron, the truth is that this mineral is not absorbed as well as iron from animal foods. But lentils do contain other important nutrients for anemia, such as folic acid, which helps form red blood cells. (More info).

It is a suitable low in fat and very satisfying dish in case of obesity and diabetes, in appropriate portions.

Suitable for vegetarians .

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2019

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