Mind & Motion

yummy lentils with yogurt sauce…

Posted in Health, Nutrition by Meghan Pickrell on November 2, 2009

Today I want to give you all a delicious recipe that we prepared last week. Considering this is a blog about health and wellness I think nutritious recipes are appropriate. We served these orange lentils with steamed broccoli sprinkled with a little parmesan. So here is goes. Let me know how it turns out. I hope you enjoy!


1/2 chopped white onion

olive oil

1 cup orange lentils

1 teaspoon whole green peppercorn

1 teaspoon whole pink peppercorn

salt and pepper

1/2 cup white wine

1 can of pitted green olives in saltwater, chopped

Yogurt Sauce

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

1/3 chopped basil leaves

2 sprigs of fresh mint

salt and pepper

Saute the onion in a pot with olive oil. Add peppercorns, salt and pepper (to taste). When the onion starts to brown add the lentils. Continue to saute for around 1 minute, add the wine and stir frequently. Add 1 cup of water and bring the water to a boil. Keep the lentils at a hard boil for 5-10 minutes. Then reduce to a light simmer until the water evaporates. The trick is to keep the lentils slightly aldente or they will be too soft. Take the lentils off the heat and let cool. Add chopped olives. While the lentils are cooking combine the yogurt, basil, mint, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Serve the lentils topped with the yogurt sauce. Enjoy!

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  1. Joy Humphrey said, on August 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I’m definitely going to try this lentil dish, Meghan. I’ve been looking for a good lentil recipe. Thanks!

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