Curried Red Lentils with Walnuts

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Curried Red Lentils with Walnuts

Prep Time 10 Minutes

Cook Time 16 Minutes

Total Time 26 Minutes

Curried Red Lentils with Walnuts

Serves Yields 12 cups

Serving Size 1/2 cup


Walnuts add crunch and plant-based protein to this hardy dish.



  1. Bring water, lentils, ginger, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered until lentils are tender, about 10 minutes - be sure not to overcook the lentils, you'll want them to have some texture.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until they soften and brown, about 5 minutes. Mix in chili powder, curry powder, and walnuts; stir 1 minute then remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Stir onion mixture, walnuts, and cilantro into lentils. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with additional cilantro before serving, if desired.

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