Luscious Lentils :)

Luscious Lentils πŸ™‚

Well, last night I suddenly thought the blog tomorrow for the A-Z Challenge is

and in this house, that has to be ‘lentils’ πŸ™‚ Lentils are such a wonderful food full of protein, fibre, iron and a whole range of minerals πŸ™‚ This dish is very easy and quick to make and you can vary the taste to your liking.


  • Coconut oil
  • 1 onion (approximately 100g) cut into eight wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves quartered
  • 25g tomato puree
  • 600ml boiling water
  • 100g red split lentils
  • 1 x 400g tin butter beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I used pink Himalayan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  1. Melt the coconut oil and add the onion and garlic.

    Coat in the oil and cook for a couple of minutes.

  2. Add the tomato puree and mix into the onions.

    Cook for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Carefully pour in the water,

    mix well, then add the lentils.

    Cook for 5-10 minutes until the lentils start to soften, then add the beans.

  4. Sprinkle over the pepper, salt and paprika, stir, turn the heat downΒ and leave to cook for five more minutes. Check for seasoning and softness and adjust or cook for a few more minutes if necessary.
  5. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Serve over your favourite grain
  • Eat with your favourite bread or wrap
  • Add a salad on the side
  • Refrigerate when cold and eat within three days

No Comments

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 14th April 2015 at 12:09

    I love red lentils! They are so easily cooked and have a specific aroma that makes them yummy on their own, even without adding anything! πŸ™‚ I never thought to mix them with tomatoes… Must taste delicious! πŸ˜‰

    • Life Diet Health 14th April 2015 at 17:51

      Milica☺ It’s funny how we both think certain things are normal?Lentils and tomatoes are one of mine! πŸ˜› ? Delicious anyhow indeed… hoping there’s a bowl of this left for dinner tonight! πŸ™‚

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 15th April 2015 at 11:25

    There’s nothing wrong with that combo, it just never occurred to me. Which is really weird, since my mom used to put tomato juice in almost everything πŸ˜€

    • Life Diet Health 15th April 2015 at 16:17

      I used to use tomatoes in everything when I was first vegetarian (many many many years ago)! I don’t use them so much now but they’re great for bulking up a recipe πŸ™‚

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 16th April 2015 at 10:47

    Back when we were on standard diet, I used to eat everything with ketchup. We could never buy enough! πŸ™‚ Can wait for organic tomatoes to be in season! Yum! πŸ™‚

    • Life Diet Health 16th April 2015 at 20:31

      Oh no Milica not ketchup! Too much sugar for me! πŸ˜› Never been a fan… not even as a child! πŸ˜› My tomato plants are growing on my windowsill! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Sophie33 17th April 2015 at 17:51

    yum yum yummmmmm! What is not to love here?

    • Life Diet Health 19th April 2015 at 09:50

      Sophie πŸ™‚ Absolutely right… thank you! Delicious! πŸ™‚

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 18th April 2015 at 18:45

    I was a real garbage eater once πŸ˜› Tomatoes on windowsill? I have to do that! πŸ™‚

    • Life Diet Health 19th April 2015 at 09:48

      Milica isn’t it amazing how our bodies change when we give them what they need without the added junk! πŸ™‚ My plants are growing well πŸ™‚ Enjoy the rest of the weekend. x

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 19th April 2015 at 11:44

    For the past 7 years since we started our healthy journey, we transformed so much, both physically and mentally. And still are! πŸ™‚ Love to see the change!

    • Life Diet Health 20th April 2015 at 08:03

      … my health is gradually improving! πŸ™‚ Chronic illnesses you will go to sleep!!! πŸ˜›

      • Delicious Peace of Mind 20th April 2015 at 10:32

        I am so happy to hear your health is improving! That gives you so much strength to carry on with healthy lifestyle! πŸ™‚

        • Life Diet Health 20th April 2015 at 12:47

          πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thank you Milica πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I wish everyone else realised that though!!!

          • Delicious Peace of Mind 20th April 2015 at 13:41

            Hopefully, they will. But we cannot change them. We can show them a healthy path, but the choice of which path they will walk is only up to them. That was a hard lesson for us to learn.

          • Life Diet Health 21st April 2015 at 17:01

            It’s very difficult to get others to come around to a new way of thinking! Glad you both did though… Where would I be without all your thoughts and ideas! ☺

          • Delicious Peace of Mind 22nd April 2015 at 08:02

            Thank you, you are too kind! :-*

          • Life Diet Health 22nd April 2015 at 08:22

            Ditto! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

        • Life Diet Health 21st April 2015 at 17:04

          ☺Thank you ☺ x

  • Charanya 24th April 2015 at 23:40

    You’ve a great blog here <3


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