Vegetarian lentils

(How to cook vegetarian lentils)


Ingredients of vegetarian lentils

Photo of vegetarian lentils

Photo of vegetarian lentils

- Half kilo of lentils

-1 large onion

-2 leeks

- 2 carrots

- 2 tomatoes

- 3 cloves of garlic

- 2 bay leaves

- Salt

- Olive oil

How to prepare vegetarian lentils

- Put the lentils to soak one hour before cooking.

- Slowly fry the onion and leek, all quite often cut with a pinch of salt.

- Add the peeled and diced tomato. Sauté slowly along with the laurel.

Finally, add the drained lentils and raw, carrot and garlic.

Cover with water (maybe a vegetable broth) and add salt to taste.

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

Nutritional properties of vegetarian lentils

Lentils are rich in carbohydrates, but high in plant protein and fiber that helps the absorption of carbohydrates in a slow and progressive manner.

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

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 contain other important nutrients for anemia and folic acid, which helps form red blood cells.

It is a suitable low in fat and very satisfying dish in case of obesity and diabetes, when eaten in the right amount.

Suitable for vegetarians.

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