Did you know in 170 calorie serving of lentils you get 12 grams of protein and 14 grams of fiber? It’s a great substitute for protein in your diet and very filling. Most recipes use lentils in soups, but I decided to toast mine before boiling them.
Lightly toast 1 cup of lentils in pan in low heat until you see them turn slightly brown then add 2 1/2 cups water and bring to boil. Bring down to simmer until water completely evaporates and turn off. I added my lentils to a light salad of english cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, basil and a dressing of olive oil and lemon juice. Add a pinch of salt and you have a healthy easy simple meal you can make in ten minutes.