Colombian Lentils

Colombian Lentils

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"This is a great starter. You can make it with a bit more water and you get somewhat of a soup, or let it cook and eat it with a plate of rice."


55 m servings 201 cals
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Original recipe yields 3 servings



  • Calories:
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 789 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the lentils, water, tomato, onion, cumin, salt, and vegetable oil in a pot over medium heat; bring to a boil. Cook and stir at a boil until the lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Add the potatoes and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes more.
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  1. 51 Ratings


I had to add more liquid as it cooked and I added chicken broth instead of water. My Colombian boyfriend said it was like his mother's. :)

Great side dish! I only wish I would have doubled the recipe so I could have leftovers. Thanks for the recipe!

Love this dish! the cumin makes it great. I also added 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes, 3 cloves of garlic and a stalk of celery. Instead of regular tomatoes, I added cherry tomatoes. Red pota...

This is very good. I followed the recipe exactly, except for adding some minced garlic on the advice of another reviewer. I did have to add 1/2 cup more water when I added the potatoes, just l...

My family loved this! I have made it several times but have changed the seasoning to give it a different flavor. Replacing water with chicken broth and cumin with thyme made for a tasty side d...

This was ok, but a bit bland. I found that I had to add a lot more water to it. I also added some garlic, some pepper and some chili sauce, and garnished with green onions. It was pretty decent,...

I'm new to cooking lentils, and this looked intriguing. Noting that the author called this a "starter" recipe (she recommends modifying it to your own pleasure, yes?) I made the following chang...

I used to eat lentils in Spain but never knew how to make it their way... so I'm glad to have found this recipe :) Maybe they borrowed it from the Colombians. I did have to double the water for ...

Yum!! Made no changes except for the addition of garlic, and it turned out great. I served it over quinoa for a healthy and comforting meal. For those who felt this recipe was bland or needed so...