Lentils, garlic and tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

I make this as a side with grilled chicken, a main dish for my vegetarian.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large 2 quart pot over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook until JUST turning golden.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook down to thick, around 8 minutes.
  4. Add lentils and 2 1/2 cups water.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.
  6. Simmer 30 minutes.
  7. Add the salt and lemon juice.
  8. Mix well.
Most Helpful

5 5

The beauty of this recipe is in its simplicity, accompanied by the fact that it tastes absolutely fantastic!!! The garlic compliments the tang of the tomatoes perfectly. I did have to add some more water because the lentils just sucked them up, but besides that all the amounts given in the recipe are perfect! I had this in one bowl over "tortilla" chips made from chappatis for a scrumptious and satisfying dinner. Diana, thank you so much for this!

5 5

This was really delicious. The lemon juice is the winning ingredient in this recipe. I enjoyed this for lunch this afternoon with low-fat yogurt and bread, thanks for sharing! BTW, I followed Anu's suggestion and added more water as the lentils really soaked up the water pretty quick!

5 5

This was a quick and easy recipe that has a BIG flavor. I did not have any fresh tomatoes so I added a 16oz can of diced tomatoes along with the juices and it added even more flavor. I also added a little bit of basil and cumin and of course, crushed pepper but thats because I like it hot!