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Vegetarian Lentil Spaghetti

Vegetarian Lentil Spaghetti

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Lentils can make a boring, vegetarian spaghetti dinner exciting again.

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  • Calories:
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 980 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the lentils, tomatoes and artichokes (with the liquid from the cans), 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper and the water into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Return pasta to pot and cover to keep warm.
  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat and cook green onions for about 3 minutes. Add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper and sesame seeds and cook until the seeds are lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Add the lentil mixture to the pot of pasta and toss to distribute evenly. Add the green onion mixture and toss lightly again. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Reviews

Becka
13
4/9/2008

Tasty & fairly simple to make. I made a few modification because I was having more guests at dinner than I expected. Luckily I had extra artichokes, but I just added some ketchup and a tad more water to make up for more tomatoes. (I only did this to add ~ one serving. Not sure if it would work on a larger scale.) I also served over rice instead of pasta because of my gluten allergy. Everyone RAVED though. Tomatoes and lentils are a great combo, and artichokes add the perfect something extra!

BRUNOSBETH
11
12/19/2007

Mmmmmm! Tomatoes and lentils are such a delicious combination!! This is a very good recipe...I tweaked it a tiny bit to our taste: Try with sauteed garlic, minus the green onions and substitute finely minced sweet spanish onion. Add fresh chopped parsley (about 2 tbsp)and 1/2 tsp crushed chili peppers. Top with curls of romano cheese right before serving (use a vegetable peeler). Enjoy!

kellyd
9
3/3/2008

I was a little unsure as to whether this recipe would have enough flavor but I was pleasantly surprised. It was very easy to throw together on a week night. I didn't have any sesame seeds and used a little chopped yellow onion in place of the green. It was a nice hearty easy meal.