Sweet Baked Lentils

Don't let its plain appearance fool you (that's what the pretty bowl is for anyway). These lentils, baked for a long time with tomatoes and molasses, are incredibly delicious especially served over rice or pasta.


Yields10 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time1 hr 20 minsDifficultyIntermediate

Ingredients

 2 cups brown lentils, uncooked
 5 cups water
 1 tsp salt
 1 tbsp molasses
 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 medium onion, chopped
 1 (12 oz) can tomatoes, blended

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large pot, boil 5 cups of water and cook the lentils until they’re tender, about 20 minutes. When the lentils are soft and have absorbed the water, add the remaining ingredients (salt, molasses, olive oil, onion, tomatoes) and stir to combine.

2

Transfer the lentils to a baking dish and bake for 60 minutes. Serve over rice or pasta as a main dish, or enjoy as a side dish.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 460mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 2 cups brown lentils, uncooked
 5 cups water
 1 tsp salt
 1 tbsp molasses
 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 medium onion, chopped
 1 (12 oz) can tomatoes, blended

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large pot, boil 5 cups of water and cook the lentils until they’re tender, about 20 minutes. When the lentils are soft and have absorbed the water, add the remaining ingredients (salt, molasses, olive oil, onion, tomatoes) and stir to combine.

2

Transfer the lentils to a baking dish and bake for 60 minutes. Serve over rice or pasta as a main dish, or enjoy as a side dish.

Sweet Baked Lentils
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