So I know brown lentils aren’t the most beautiful food in the world, but they are delicious and healthy and that’s all that matters. I was cleaning out my cupboards and found an open bag of lentils and a can of coconut milk. I decided to throw them together with a few other ingredients, and this recipe resulted. It’s really freaking good and very easy to make! Also seen in the picture is some kale sauteed with tempeh and red onion, which pairs pretty well with the lentils.
1 cup uncooked brown lentils
2 cups water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 ½ teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon crushed garlic paste
salt to taste
1. In a medium saucepan, bring lentils and water to boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Let the lentils cook for about 20 minutes, or until all of the water is absorbed.
2. At the lowest heat, add remaining ingredients and cook for about 5 minutes; remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.