Lemony Yellow Lentils

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

Ethiopian style yellow lentil side dish. Serve this over brown rice; injera to scoop it up. From Sunset Magazine March 2006. Awaken your senses!

Top Review by Dominick and Amanda

Very tasty and flavorful meal. I followed the recipe except I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead of butter. I served this over long-grained white rice. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat melt the butter and add the garlic. Stir and cook until just beginning to brown, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the yellow lentils, stir to coat with the melted butter, then add the broth. Simmer, covered, until the lentils are tender but not too mushy, approximately 20-30 minutes.
  3. The lentils will thicken as they cool down.
  4. Stir in the fresh ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Serve garnished with fresh cilantro and lemon wedges.

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