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How To Make Lentejas At Home

Lentejas

For me, cooking has always been a stress reliever and a source of joy. Mexican lentejas is one of the dishes I love preparing. Today, I will share the recipe of lentejas with you.

Another name of this recipe is lentil soup. Lentil is an edible legume. It is known for its lens-shaped seeds. It grows in pods and has two seeds in every pod. Its main producers are India and Canada. They produce 58% of total lentils for the world.

To make lentejas, add lentils, white onion, garlic, and water to a large pot. Bring it to a boil and cook for some time. Take out the lentils and season them with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a pan. Cook the lardons, onions, garlic, and spice in it. Also, add pineapple, plantain, and tomatoes to it. Cook it until it becomes thick and then, serve it.

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Lentejas recipe

Lentejas Recipe

Another name of this recipe is lentil soup. Lentil is an edible legume. It is known for its lens-shaped seeds. It grows in pods and has two seeds in every pod. Its main producers are India and Canada. They produce 58% of total lentils for the world.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 cup dried Green Lentils
  • 1 White Onion (half chopped, half sliced)
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Plantain (sliced)
  • ½ teaspoon Allspice
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 10 ounces Pineapple (chopped)
  • ½ Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1 bunch Cilantro Stems
  • Salt and Black Pepper (as per taste)
  • 1 Bay Leaf

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, add water, lentils, half of the garlic, and sliced white onions.
  • Cover it with a lid and let it simmer for 20- 22 minutes until the lentils become soft.
  • Now, take out the lentils and the garlic from the pot and keep the remaining liquid aside.
  • Season the lentils with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Toss in the bacon lardons and cook them for about 5- 6 minutes until they become soft.
  • Add the chopped white onions to it and cook it for about 5- 6 minutes more.
  • Then, add in the garlic and allspice and cook it for a minute.
  • Also, add pineapple, plantain, and tomatoes to it.
  • Cook it for 15- 16 minutes. Add the cooked lentils and the leftover liquid to it. Then, put in cilantro stems, halved jalapeno, and bay leaf. Cook it until it becomes thick.
  • When the soup is cooked, take out the cilantro stems, jalapeno, and bay leaf from it.
  • Now, garnish with cilantro leaves and season it as per your taste. Your lentejas or lentil soup is ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 198gCalories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 18gFat: 0.8gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gPotassium: 731mgFiber: 16gSugar: 3.6g
Keyword Lentejas, lentil, Lentil soup, Mexican, Mexican cuisine, Mexican Lentejas
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