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Moroccan Lentils

Add 1⁄3 cup of cooked brown rice to each serving for a hearty vegetarian meal. You can adjust the heat of this dish by increasing the cayenne to 1/2 teaspoon. The lentils also make a great party appetizer, served with fresh pita bread for scooping.


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic , peeled and minced
  • 2 t ground cumin
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 1 t ground coriander
  • ¼ t cayenne
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • C green lentils , rinsed and drained
  • 4 C vegetable broth
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • pinch each of salt and black pepper
  • ¼ C fresh cilantro , chopped


  1. In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute, then stir in the spices and cook another minute. Add the lentils, broth and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Stir in the cilantro just before serving and taste for salt and pepper.

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