Comfort Cozy Red Lentil and Chickpea Dish
This dish is packed with protein and anti-inflammatory spices that will energize and keep you full for hours. It freezes well and can be a great meal to re-heat after a long day when you don’t feel like cooking and still want something to nourish your family without a lot of effort.
2 cups red lentils (cooked)
4 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
2 cups sweet onion (diced)
6 garlic gloves (minced)
3 teaspoons fresh ginger (grated)
2 tablespoons red curry paste
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups crushed tomatoes
1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
2 cups brown rice or quinoa (cooked)
Fresh cilantro and plain greek yogurt to garnish
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add in garlic, ginger and onion. Saute for 3-5 minutes. Next add in curry paste, curry powder, turmeric, cumin and salt; stir frequently and cook for 1-2 min to release flavors.
Add in tomatoes, chickpeas and cooked red lentils. Cook until heated through (10 min) and then simmer for 20 min more.
Service over quinoa or brown rice and garnish with fresh cilantro and a dollop of plain greed yogurt.