Red Lentils with Garlic and Onion
Recipe Type: main dish
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Serves: 4
Garlicky lentils over cous cous
for the lentils
  • 2 cups (475 mL) uncooked red lentils, rinsed
  • 4 cups (950 mL) water
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
for the cous cous
  • 1 cup (240 mL) whole wheat cous cous
  • 1 cup (240 mL) boiling water
  • olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons chopped parsley
for the lentils
  1. Put lentils, turmeric and 4 cups water into a medium pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are very soft and pulpy, about 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until golden brown, taking care not to burn them.
  4. Add onion mixture to lentils and stir well. Serve hot.
  5. Boil water for cous cous stovetop.
for the cous cous
  1. Add cous cous and cover 5 minutes.
  2. Fluff with fork and add parsley. Combine.
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